The bodies of 15 individuals who perished in Maiduguri’s flooded River Ngadabul in Borno State have been found.
Muhammad Usman, the National Emergency Management Agency’s North East Coordinator, confirmed the occurrence on Wednesday, August 31.
Usman who urged parents and guardians to caution their wards and children against swimming in the river to avoid drowning, revealed that cases of drowned people in the flooded river that affected many communities along its banks in Maiduguri has been on the increase.
”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.”
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