Flooding in Nigeria
Thursday, 09 September 2010
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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
Description of the event
The flooding in Sokoto state, Nigeria is a result of the Goronyo dam failing after heavy rainfall, washing away settlements and farmlands in nine local council areas; Binji, Gudu, Lllela, Silame, Tangaza, Kware, Gwadabawa, Gada and Goronyo.
This flood has extended to Kebbi State which shares a common border with Sokoto; affecting Local Government Areas Augie, Argungu, Birnin Kebbi, Kalgo and Bunza.