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Yobe flood: 2 missing bodies recovered

SEMA officials with one of the injured victims at Potiskum General Hospital
SEMA officials with one of the injured victims at Potiskum General Hospital

The two missing dead bodies reportedly drowned by flood in Potiskum Local Government  Area of Yobe State were recovered at Dawasa community a distance of 40 kilometres away from the flood scene.

Daily Trust reports that five persons were killed, two people went missing and many houses were destroyed following the heavy flood that wrecked the town Sunday evening.

The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Mohammed Goje, disclosed this while giving flood updates to our reporter.

Goje said another woman lost her life as a result of a building collapse on Wednesday.

He said: “Flood victims in Potiskum and other locations have continued to receive government attention as directed by Governor Mai Mala Buni.

“Some of the affected houses were relocated, a house rent for three months was paid to over 100 households who were relocated to the temporary site and have identified places within their neighbourhood.

“SEMA has concluded profiling and registering over 250 victims in Potiskum and 249 households in Nguru.

“The agency donated a brand new generator to Kwata primary school, a host to the displaced victims, to pump water to the school.

“About three families of deceased persons who lost their lives on the 16th and 17th were also supported with food items,’’ he said.

He added that a non-governmental organisation, YAZARA Orphanage Foundation, has donated food and non-food items to the victims, adding that the items would be distributed within the next 48 hours.