Flood: One dead, 14 others injured in Yobe

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Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has revealed that one person lost his life while 14 others sustained varying degrees of injuries due to flooding in Damaturu, the State capital.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Mohammed Goje gave the revelation on Friday via his verified Facebook page, noting that the SEMA team had carried out a rapid assessment of the disaster.

“Findings revealed that over 200 households have been affected in Ganyen Kura; Malari Behind WfP Warehouse; 3-bedroom Gujba Road Housing Estate; Pompomari, Nayi-Nawa; Abbari West and Bulabulin Tsallake communities”, he posted.

While commiserating with the victims, the humanitarian agency assured that they would receive first line support within available resources.

“While resources are mobilised, communities are enjoined to please adhere to early warnings on relocation, drainage clearing and all measures that will prevent adverse effects of flooding,” he appealed.

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