Nigeria Blames Cameroon for Recent Flooding
Nigeria has blamed Cameroon for the recent flooding in Adamawa, Taraba and Benue states as well as the rising water level in Lokoja and Kogi states.
Director General, Nigeria Hydrological Survey Services, NIHSA Clement Nze revealed this while addressing newsmen on Monday in Abuja.
Nze expressed concern that Cameroonian authorities released water from the Lagdo dam without giving prior notice to Nigeria, a move that is contrary to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries on mitigating the effect of releasing excess water from the dam.
The NIHSA DG also warned that as the water flows though River Benue down to River Niger, more communities in Kogi state, as well as the East and Southern parts of the country will experience flooding.
Nze specifically called on the government and people of Kogi, Edo, Delta, Rivers, Anambra and Rivers states to make urgent plans to move to higher ground as the water finds its way to the Atlantic.