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Flooding: Six states at high risk

Imminent high-risk flooding is anticipated in six states across the country in the next three months.  

They include parts of Kaduna, Borno, Sokoto, Kebbi, Delta and Bayelsa.

The Director General Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet Professor Mansur Matazu gave the update Tuesday night in Abuja while briefing journalists on rainfall and prediction.  

Professor Mansur added that parts of Zamfara, Yobe, Taraba, Borno and Kaduna could also experience medium risks flooding.

He noted that the South-Western states like Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ondo, parts of Ekiti, and Edo States may experience habitual to above rainfall in the period under review.

Adding that normal rainfall conditions were expected in the central states.

consistent to below normal conditions were expected over the south-south and the inland states.

Professor Mansur warned that the coming rains could cause flooding, destruction of Property and loss of Lives, and farm lands.

He said the Agency would continually observe and monitor rainfall and tasked states to intensify mechanisms immediately.

Writing by Hadiza Abdulrahman, editing by Daniel Adejo