Hydrological agency warns Niger, six other states of possible flooding

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has asked the residents of Niger and six other states to prepare for more flooding.

The agency made the call in a statement signed by one of its officials, Clement Nze.

It disclosed that both Kanji and Jebba dams were already spilling water downstream while the level of water in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital has exceeded the corresponding value in 2012.

According to the statement, the flood is likely to affect some states located on the banks of river Niger in the North-Central, South-South, and South-Eastern parts of the country.

NIHSA asked residents of Kebbi, Anambra, Bayelsa, and delta states among others to watch out for flash floods due to the overflowing of the dams.

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