As Vice President Namadi Sambo continues the visitation of flood affected states for post-assessments of the impacts this week, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has today released a provisional casualty figure on the flood situation in the country.
In a report from the Emergency Situation Room of the agency, a total of 7,705, 398 persons were affected by the flood between July 1, 2012 and October 31, 2012. Out of the affected population, 2,157, 419 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were registered across the affected states.
The figure also indicates that 363 persons died while 18, 282 people were treated for injuries they sustained during the flooding.
While Adamawa and Kogi States recorded higher figures of casualties, 256 local government councils throughout the federation were adversely affected.
The Emergency Situation Room of NEMA regularly obtains and updates data from reliable sources, especially from field rescue officers, response agencies and active volunteers in emergency management in the country. The data are further subjected to verification and authentication processes in a joint exercise involving other the relevant stakeholders.
The full detail of the report will soon be released to the public.