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Adamawa, Taraba, Benue risk flood as River Benue water level rises

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA, has said the rise in water level of River Benue may increase the likelihood of river flooding in Adamawa, Taraba and Benue states.

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Director- General of the agency, Clement Nze, said this during a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Monday.

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He said water from six out of the eight countries that make up the Niger Basin Authority has arrived Nigeria as at today.

The DG said that the water will empty itself into River Niger, thereby leading to increased flooding in ten states.

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He gave the names of the states as Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa and Kogi.

Other states likely to be affected by the river flooding include Edo, Anambra, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa.

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