Abuja, More than 100 people have died in floods after Nigeria’s two major rivers burst their banks, local authorities said.

The National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said heavy rains caused the Niger River and Benue River to overflow.

It has resulted in a series of floods across the country over two weeks, with rural areas most vulnerable.

The government is urging residents along waterways to relocate to safe places.

Thousands of people have been displaced and vast swathes of farmlands have been destroyed by the floods in central and southern Nigeria.

Nigerian authorities are considering declaring a state of emergency, saying more floods could hit in the coming days and weeks as heavy rains continue. Nigeria faces flooding almost every year, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency

Abuja, More than 100 people have died in floods after Nigeria’s two major rivers burst their banks, local authorities said.

The National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said heavy rains caused the Niger River and Benue River to overflow.

It has resulted in a series of floods across the country over two weeks, with rural areas most vulnerable.

The government is urging residents along waterways to relocate to safe places.

Thousands of people have been displaced and vast swathes of farmlands have been destroyed by the floods in central and southern Nigeria.

Nigerian authorities are considering declaring a state of emergency, saying more floods could hit in the coming days and weeks as heavy rains continue. Nigeria faces flooding almost every year, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency