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NEMA confirms that a rain storm killed 7 people in Yola

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed that so far seven people have died in Thursday’s storm in Yola.

GISTOK had reported that many families had been displaced and business owners disorganized after a heavy rain that has caused the gutters to overflow in homes, shops, places of worship and all conceivable places, mainly in the lowlands of the Jimeta’s extensive area of ​​the metropolis of Yola.

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Abani Garki, chief of operations of NEMA in charge of the states of Adamawa and Taraba, said on Saturday to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Yola that “Seven people were registered dead and 20 houses affected in the storm last Thursday “.

“The affected areas are many. Our rescue and data collection teams are on a mission, and when the accurate data arrives at our state office, we will inform you,” said Garki.

He listed some of the affected areas such as Runde-Baru, Wuro-Jabber, Damilu, Yolde-Pate, Bachure, Kofare, and Jambutu, among others, all in the local government areas of Yola South and Yola North.

Garki attributed frequent flooding in most of the affected areas to community negligence, saying that residents demarcate and sell their land without proper urban planning.

He advised the Adamawa government to investigate land problems and urged people to avoid building in flood-prone areas.

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