Cameroonian Government has advised the Federal Government to take preventive measures as it intended to open the Lagdo Dam on River Benue.

The notification was sent to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, through a letter signed by Umar Salisu, the Ministry’s Director of African Affairs in Cameroon.

According to authorities, the decision to open the Lagdo Dam was to reduce the level of water caused by the persistent rain in Cameroon.

The Ministry urged NEMA to take precautionary measures and sensitize people of the affected areas, in order to reduce damage, noting that the Cameroonian authorities will be releasing “only modulated variable small amount of water at a time.

It also advised residents of the affected areas to remain calm and to follow the instructions of the authorities.