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Flooding looms as Rivers Niger, Benue, Kainji dam overflow banks.

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA responsible for monitoring all the major rivers in Nigeria has said the floods are already here as River Niger, River Benue, Kainji Dam and the confluence of water bodies in Lokoja have all overflowed their various banks.

According to NIHSA, the above mentioned water bodies overflowed their banks adding that various agencies were currently struggling to impound the floods, which in a matter of days shall be felt in many more locations across the country.

The NIHSA circular signed by its Director-General, MOSES BECKLEY,  made it clear that the flooding situations at the upper reach of the River Niger portended imminent danger for Nigeria in the coming weeks and months and warned of imminent flooding incident in Nigeria of the magnitude comparable to that of 2012 flood

The agency further noted that although there was presently no water releases from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon, the heavy rainfall being witnessed within the catchment of River Benue had caused the water level to be on the increase.

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