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Flood: NEMA recovers 15 corpses in Maiduguri river

NEMA urged parents and guardians to caution their wards and children against swimming in the river to avoid drowning.

• August 31, 2022
Floating bodies
Floating bodies [Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper]

The North-East coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Usman, says no fewer than 15 corpses have been recovered from flooded River Ngadabul in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

In an interview on Wednesday, Mr Usman said the cases of drowned people in the flooded river that affected many communities along its banks in Maiduguri have been on the increase.

He urged parents and guardians to caution their wards and children against swimming in the river to avoid drowning.

Mr Usman said the incidents of flooding in the North-East have been alarming.

”NEMA as a disaster agency has been engaged in serious sensitisation of the public on dangers of flooding and precautionary measures.

“We have been having meetings with various stakeholders on sensitisation and providing relief materials to affected communities,” Mr Usman said.

Meanwhile, the Borno command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), had deployed its personnel along the river banks to chase away children trooping to the river to take a swim. 

(NAN)

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