The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised residents living around the flood plains in Sarkin Noma, Ganaja in Lokoja and Igala Mela local government areas of Kogi State, to relocate due to an imminent flood.

The agency has contacted the Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, State Emergency Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders following the warning.

A team from NEMA is due to arrive the state for appropriate action to the affected persons and communities.

NEMA strongly advised the communities living around the flood plains to immediately relocate to higher grounds for safety to avoid being caught in the impending danger.

It would be recalled that the Abuja-Okene highway was on Thursday flooded due to the heavy downpour that happened in the early hours of the day.

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