Flood kills Ten, Displaces Scores in Adamawa

FastNews reports that flooding in towns in Adamawa State’s Girei Local Government Area has resulted in ten fatalities and numerous other displacements.

It has previously rained frequently in the vicinity of the three local governments that make up municipal Yola city: Yola South, Yola North, and Girei.

While the flooding in Girei, which is close to Yola North, was confirmed on Friday evening, the torrential rain fell intermittently during the entire of Thursday afternoon.

The Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Dr. Suleiman Muhammad, confirmed the flood casualty in an interview on Friday evening.

Suleiman said that 10 people were killed and scores displaced within the Girei town, headquarters of the Girei LGA, and Jabi Lamba, a major community within the Girei LGA.

The ADSEMA Executive Secretary disclosed that three children escaped death in Girei after a building collapsed as a result of the flood, and that the children had been admitted to hospital.

He said his agency has since deployed its assessment team to the affected areas to determine relief needs, and that he will communicate with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to arrange its own intervention.

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