Flood displaces 12, 000 people in Cross River

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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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2 commentsOn Flood displaces 12, 000 people in Cross River

  • It be interenting if names of the affected communities are mention

  • Cross Riverians in the diaspora are worried as the story did not mention a single village that was affected by the flood. We all know how large our LGAs in CRS are. Can there be a follow up to give us more detail? Meanwhile, will Cameroun authorities be asked to compeosate victims?

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