The Kaduna State government has alerted of an impending flood in five local government areas of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Malam Abdullahi Rigasa, the General Manager, Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA), made this known at a news conference on 2018 flood outlook projection on Tuesday in Kaduna.
He listed Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Soba and Kaura Local Government Areas as the councils to be affected.
Rigasa urged residents of the five flood-prone areas to be at alert.
He said the mandate of KEPA was to prevent the occurrence of flood and ensure that residents were well prepared for any imminent flooding.
“Last year, the expectation of flood was 14 local councils but recorded in Kaduna South, North, Kaura and Chikun local government areas with no casualties,” he said.
The KEPA boss advised residents of the area to take proactive measures such as clearing water channels and avoid activities that could block the free flow of water.
He further advised relevant agencies to perfect their emergency evacuation plans and be ready to activate them as quickly as possible.