Discoveries have explained that the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon is the cause of the devastating flooding in Nigeria, with over 300 dead.
Going by reports, in 1977, the construction of the Lagdo Dam in Northern Cameroon began and was completed in 1982.
Originally, it was said that the Cameroonian and Nigerian Governments had agreed to build two dams.
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This was so that when excess water is released from the Cameroonian Dam, it will be contained by the Nigerian dam which would be two and a half times bigger to absorb flooding.
The Nigerian Government hence agreed to construct the Dasin Hausa Dam in Adamawa State to lessen the impact of any potential flooding from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.
But, the Dasin Hausa dam has not been completed since 1982 which has led to yearly flooding in Nigeria.
Places like Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Anambra, Rivers, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, and other states have been devastated by the flooding destroying many homes and lives also in Kogi State.
In the 2022 flood alone, over 500 persons have been declared dead, and another tens of millions displaced from their homes.
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