story by NAN
The Director-General, Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Vincent Aquah, said on Tuesday that water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon displaced more than 12, 000 people in the state.
Aquah made the statement while addressing Community Relations Officers (CRO) of the 18 local government areas in the state in Calabar.
He added that 49 communities in seven local government areas were affected by the flood.
“We have a large volume of water coming in as a result of the discharge of water from Cameroon’s Lagdo Dam and it is the manifestation of what we had earlier been warned against,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the SEMA boss as saying on the issue.
Aquah said the affected communities were located in Ikom, Yala, Ogoja, Obubra, Abi, Biase and Odukpani areas of Cross River.
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