Nigeria declares national disaster over flooding

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has declared national disaster over flooding in some states in the country.

Over 100 people have died in the floods following heavy rains that caused the Rivers Niger and Benue to overflow.

Eight other states are being monitored, the agency said has revealed and they are Taraba Adamawa, Kebbi, Edo, Rivers, Benue, Bayelsa and Kwara states.

”More than 100 people have died in floods,” Sani Datti, the agency’s spokesperson said.

”The four states are in very bad condition; the remaining states are being monitored, but if the conditions of the remaining eight states (deteriorate) they would also be declared a national disaster,” Mr Datti said.

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