PHOTOS: Aerial View Of Flooding Around River Niger In Lokoja

River Niger The images, released by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, show the extent of the flooding in the city caused by the overflowing River Niger, which is virtually cutting off the Northern part of the country from the South.

The Federal Government on Tuesday cautioned residents displaced by flooding on the bank of the River Niger not to return home soon because the current flooding devastating parts of the country would continue till November.

A lot of small villages in Lokoja and Kogi will soon be wiped out if nothing is done soon. The flooding has left many dead, thousands homeless, and movement from one place to the other impossible.

The flooding started about two weeks ago after Cameroon released water from the Lagdo Dam.

The minister of works said that the level of water seen in the past two weeks has not been seen in the last 100 years.

The federal government has contracted three major construction companies to free the submerged Lokoja-Abuja highway from flooding…and NEMA is currently camping thousands of displaced flood victims.

River Niger

River Niger

River Niger

  1. tobi Reply

    that means d end is abt to come, but not by flooding again.

  2. Ernest Reply

    The current infrastructure can not ab sorb emergency situation like this we have to think fast while changing our life style.

  3. victor Reply

    GIS should be used to effectively estimate the general loss. A new master plan should be made for Lokoja immediately.

  4. Anonymous Reply

    a new rugged plan should be make for lokoja immediately

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