More than 600 killed in Nigeria’s worst flooding in a decade
Nigeria’s worst flooding in a decade was caused by heavy monsoon rains, but a new study has linked the disaster to climate change and says it will exact a greater toll in the future.
Hundreds of people have been killed in floods that have wreaked destruction across Nigeria in recent months.
Many are still struggling to recover from the destruction they have been forced to endure.
According to a new study by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the floods caused 1.7 million people to lose their homes, and about 3.1 million have been displaced because of it. At the same time, the floods have resulted in loss of human life.
This has forced the Nigerian government to launch emergency preparedness steps that will save lives and mitigate some of the damage caused by the rains.
The FAO said the floods were caused by a combination of heavy rains and flooding as well as an increase in the levels of heavy rainfall compared to normal.
According to the UN body, the floods have hit a number of communities, including in the coastal state of Kebbi.
“The consequences of the floods have been catastrophic for communities around the country. More than 600 people have been killed and another 100,000 are still missing. A total of 2.7 million people are affected,” says Alhaji Abubakar Mariam, the head of the agency’s office in Kebbi state.
This figure does not include the residents of those affected by the floods in the city of Port Harcourt who have had to relocate due to the increase in the river level.
In its press release, the FAO said 1.7 million people have suffered with about 3 million already displaced as a result of the floods.
According to the report, the floods occurred at the same time as a period of high temperatures, with heat waves persisting for