The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned Nigerians to brace for more flooding.

This comes as Nigerian authorities announced the number of people killed by floods in the country has risen to more than 500, as we reported earlier.

The head of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, said flooding from rainfall may have reached its peak, but the opening of dams and other water-holding facilities would continue to affect many states in northern and south-eastern areas.

He explained that water-associated risks will intensify in the coming years due to climate change.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) also warned that floods in some Nigerian states could worsen food insecurity.

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