From Tom Garba, Yola
Following heaving rains and the release of water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroun, over 100 towns and villages have been submerged by flood waters in Adamawa State.
A four-year-old girl was lost to the incident, which also destroyed houses and farmlands.
The displaced in these towns and villages are now taking refuge at government schools and other makeshift camps.
Head of service of Demsa Local Government ,Mrs. Aduksiti Johanna, who went round these campus sharing relief materials from the council described the development as “pathetic and challenging indeed”.
Johanna, while identifying with the displaced people, assured them of government support as she said that the council would lodge complaint with the appropriate authorities with a view to providing them succour.
Also affected are 18 villages in Numan Local Government Area where houses, schools, markets and worship places were destroyed by the ravaging flood waters.
A village head, Mr. Zamani Mbula, lamented that the disaster has caused a serious setback to his people who are majorly farmers and businessmen, as all they had laboured for has perished.
Mbula estimated that over property worth N100 million were destroyed by the flood.