Casualty figures hit 300 as fast floods  ravage more states in Nigeria 

No fewer than 300 persons have been killed by the fast floods ravaging most northern and eastern part of the country .
The recurring disaster  is said to have caused by opening of  Lagdo Dam in northern  Cameroon .
Communities in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Anambra, Rivers, Bayelsa, Nasarawa and other states have  been the worst hit .
For instance ,the Abuja- Lokoja highway has been blocked as the flood devastated more homes and communities in Kogi State.
Recall that  the construction of the Lagdo Dam, located in Northern Cameroon began  in 1977 and was completed in 1982.
Initially, the Cameroonian and Nigerian Government’s had agreed to build two dams so that when excess water is released from the Cameronian dam, it will be contained by the Nigerian dam which would be two and a half times bigger and won’t result in flooding
However, the Nigerian Government agreed to construct the Dasin Hausa Dam in Adamawa State to lessen the impact of any potential flooding from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.
Regrettably, the Dasin Hausa dam has not been completed since 1982 and this has led to the yearly flooding and rendering many Nigerians homeless and destroying roads ,bridges and submerging houses.

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