Bayelsa Flood Affected 1.3m Persons, 96 Deaths – BYSEMA

The Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency (BYSEMA) said the recent flood affected about 1.3 million people.

A data released yesterday by BYSEMA in Yenogoa, the state capital also said about 1.2 million were displaced and compelled to seek refuge in temporary camps. BYSEMA Chairman, Walamam Igrubia, said: “As at November 4, 96 deaths were reported with Yenagoa Local Government Area worst hit.”

Ibnubia, who said collation of data from the field is still on-going, noted that the flood affected a number of farmlands, school buildings, health structures and other facilities.

“The flood also affected some 300 communities across the eight LGAs of the state. Preliminary reports and data available to SEMA and other agencies indicate that Bayelsa remained the most flood impacted among states in the country,” he said.

He listed the worst affected areas to include Biseni, Tombia-Ekpetiama, Tombia-Amassoma Road, Akenfa, Akenpai, Igbogene and Swali, all in Yenagoa Local Government Area, as well as Kaiama, Odi, Otuoke, and Ogbia communities. Others include: Agbere, Odoni, Bulu-Oria, Agoro and Sagbama.

NAN reports floods hit parts of Nigeria in the last two months. Some of the other affected states are: Kogi, Benue, Ebonyi, Anambra, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Imo, Abia, Rivers, Edo, Delta, Kogi Plateau, and parts of Abuja.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said about 2.5 million persons are affected and over 603 persons killed by flooding in the country.

Source: NAN

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