Forty communities in Adamawa state have been submerged in water due to three days of non-stop rains.
Property worth millions of naira were destroyed following the heavy torrential rainfall.
The Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, ADSEMA, Dr Muhammad Sulaiman, have directed affected residents along the banks of the River Benue to vacate, their homes.
Mr Sulaiman noted that currently the level of water in the River Benue was high and many villages are cut off from the rest of the state.
The affected local government areas include Fufore, Yola South, Demsa, Numan and Girei.
But the biggest challenge facing the government is how best to avert a major humanitarian crisis.