Flooding: Aerial Photographs Reveal Extent of Damages in Lokoja
These images are part of aerial view photos released by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to show the extent of damage and severity of the flooding in the Kogi state capital Lokoja, occasioned by the overflowing of River Niger, which has virtually cut off the Northern part of the country from the South.
A lot of small villages in Lokoja and Kogi might soon be wiped out if nothing urgent is done. The flood has sacked many homes leaving thousands homeless and exposed to untold dangers while many have been left dead and movement from one place to the other practically impossible.
The flooding started about two weeks ago after Cameroon released water from the Lagdo Dam. The minister of works has said that the level of water seen in the past two weeks has never been experienced in the last 100 years.
Meanwhile, the federal government has mandated three major construction companies to free the submerged Lokoja-Abuja highway as it has been over taken by flood even as NEMA is currently camping thousands of displaced flood victims.
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