A mix of screenshots of the communities ravaged by flood in Yobe State.
No fewer than 450 households have been affected by a current flood that ravaged a number of communities in Yobe State, authorities have stated.
The flooding was triggered by a downpour that lasted a number of hours on Sunday.
At the very least seven individuals died from the incident.
Amongst those that suffered heavy losses was Falmata Ali, whose two youngsters drowned whereas sleeping.
The sobbing mom referred to as on the related authorities to supply a everlasting answer to the flood that has develop into an annual episode within the state.
Among the communities worst hit by the flood are Tandari, Yindiski, Dadin Kowa, Gadan Talaka, Maisandari, Usmanti, Gaurawa, Kasaisa, Abari, and Nayinawa.
All individuals killed by the flood have been residents of Potiskum Native Authorities Space (LGA) the place a minimum of 250 households have been affected.
Whereas about 249 households have been additionally affected in Nguru LGA, authorities have but to determine the variety of these affected in communities in Damaturu, the state capital.
In accordance with the Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs in Yobe, Garba Iliya, the state authorities has directed the State Emergency Administration Company (SEMA) to evaluate and reply to the plight of the victims.
An Annual Disaster
The Government Secretary of Yobe SEMA, Mohammed Goje, defined that the emergency company had already dispatched a search and rescue staff to the affected communities to evaluate the extent of damages brought on by the flood.
Goje added that the staff has been working onerous to make sure these affected have been correctly taken care of whereas a number of affected households have been supplied meals and momentary shelter.
He additionally confirmed the variety of households affected within the varied communities.
Identical to Faltama, residents of the communities have appealed to the federal government to supply a long-lasting answer to the difficulty of flooding within the state.
A few of them instructed reporters in Damaturu that the difficulty of perennial flood has develop into an annual disaster as they requested the federal government to proffer brief and long-term measures to handle the disaster.
“It rained closely on Sunday,” stated Adamu Ibrahim who spoke in Hausa. “It began round 12 midnight to 3am, and all of the sudden within the morning, the flood got here from the South.
“About 150 households have been affected on this space. We wish the federal government to evacuate the water channel as a result of we’re approaching the height of the (wet) season.”
In the meantime, the North East Improvement Fee (NEDC) has distributed meals and non-food gadgets to the victims.
The NEDC Performing Coordinator in Yobe, Garba Ajiyabo, revealed that the fee was focusing on 3,516 victims for a begin.
Because the wet season nears its peak, the residents are hopeful that the federal government will take proactive measures to stop a reoccurrence.