Over five local government areas of Adamawa state have been submerged following a heavy downpour of rain.
The downpour which started at about five o clock in the morning lasted for almost seven hours disrupted commercial and official activities in Yola the Adamawa state capital.
Correspondent Hebron Giwa reports that Over 200 residents of Yola have been displaced as a result of the flooding which followed the heavy downpour.
Local government areas submerged by today’s flood according to Adamawa state emergency management agency are Yola North, Yola South, Girie, Shelleng, Mayo and Ganye.
Victims were seen busy sculping water from their homes and children are not left out, the building of illegal structures has largely been given the reason for the perennial flooding in the state capital over the years.
Worried by this development, the Deputy Governor of Adamawa state accompanied by other government officials are visiting the affected communities for on the spot assessment and assured them that government will try it’s best to come to their aids as a matter of urgency.
Also, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency says measures have been taken by the agency to cushion the effects on the victims.
Out of the over two hundred displaced persons, 95% are said to be women and children.