No fewer than 363 persons have been confirmed dead in the flood disaster that ravaged most parts of the country in the last three months.
The figure, released by the National Emergency Management Agency, also showed that over 2.1 million persons were displaced by the flood.
NEMA, in a report from the Emergency Situation Room of the agency, said 7,705,398 persons were affected by the flood between July 1, 2012 and October 31, 2012.
Out of the affected population, NEMA said 2,157,419 Internally Displaced Persons were registered across the affected states.
The figure also indicates that 363 persons died while 18,282 people were treated for injuries they sustained during the flooding.
While Adamawa and Kogi States recorded higher figures of casualties, 256 local government councils throughout the federation were adversely affected.
The spokesman of NEMA, Yushau Shuaib, said the Agency’s Emergency Situation Room regularly obtains and updates data from reliable sources, especially from field rescue officers, response agencies and active volunteers in emergency management in the country.
The data are further subjected to verification and authentication processes in a joint exercise involving other the relevant stakeholders, Shuaib said.
He said the full details of the report will soon be released to the public