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Residents Trapped as Flood Takes Over Estate in Abuja

Unspecified numbers of People are trapped in their Houses and many have been displaced at the popular Trade Moore Estate in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital due to hours of torrential rainfall on Friday morning.

In videos posted on social media, houses, vehicles, and other structures were submerged in the downpour, trapping some occupants inside and others outside.

Speaking with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warned residents to vacate areas that are vulnerable to flooding to avoid loss of lives.

“If you know you are leaving in a house that is built on a waterway, in a flood-prone area that place is marchy, if it is vulnerable to flooding kindly move to a safer place, if for nothing to save lives.

“Properties can go, the word of God says that when you are alive there’s hope, you would be able to get another property. So the message today is this we have all seen what has happened, the water submerged vehicles and we were made to understand that the water can even cover persons.

“Don’t undermine, don’t underrate the power of water it can wash people, vehicles, and houses away. So we are pleading because we don’t want to have any loss of lives or properties.”

Meanwhile, NEMA disclosed that from search and rescue activity at Imo Street, Trade More Estate Lugbe, Abuja, a Peugeot 406 driver with registration no. YLA 681 FS drowned in the flood and still missing.

The agency also revealed that four persons were rescued and in stable condition.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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