‘River Niger may overflow’

The bank of River Niger will overflow any moment from now, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has a warned.
Director General of the Agency, Muhammad Sani Sidi, who raised the alarm also advised settlements and communities along the River to leave now in the interest of their lives and properties.
The Director General explained that he received received alerts of the flood from the Republic of Niger that the present water level in the river had reached a point that may result in the flood that could be compared with the experience of 2012.
Explaining further, he said: “Niger Basin Authority (NBA) notified Nigeria that rainy season, which started in the Middle Niger (Burkina Faso and Niger Republic) in June 2016, has led to a gradual rise of the level of River Niger in Niamey, Niger Republic”.
He added: “This high level of water in Niger Republic is already spreading to Benin Republic, and invariably to Nigeria.”
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