Posted: Friday 28th September 2012 at 10:37 am

Nigeria: Flood – Cameroon Shuts Valves of Lagdo Dam-Envoy

Cameroon has disclosed that it has stopped the release of excess water from the reservoir of Lagdo Dam which is said to be responsible for the flooding in Nigeria which has affected so many communities across the states.

The Cameroonian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Salaheddene A. Ibrahim, told Daily Trust yesterday that the country had stopped the release of water since September 17 and that all the dam’s valves have been shut down.

He also added that his country was able to control the volume of water released from the dam, saying water from some rivers around the country especially in Chad area which constituted Nigeria-Cameroon borders contributed to the flood experienced in Adamawa State.

“Water is also flowing from Garoua Bardanke up till Yola, there is also Mayo- Kebbi River flowing from Chad which comes after the Lagdo Dam through Cameroon to Nigeria as well as water coming from Faro and Tiel rivers which constituted Nigeria-Cameroon borders.”

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