Flood Washes Up Dead Bodies from Cemetary in Yobe State

Dead bodies at the Low Cost Cemetary in Gashua local government area of Yobe State following days of heavy rainfall and subsequent flood.

It was gathered that the flood also destroyed buildings in the area.

Confirming the incident, the Local Government community development officer, Kaku Bulama-Bukar revealed that the downpour, which began on July 9, exposed some corpses in the cemetery.

“Yes, we have experienced heavy rain accompanied by a wild wind in Gashua town since Friday. As we speak, many buildings are destroyed, and our cemetery is submerged.

“Some graves are even exposed, and some people had to be evacuated from their houses to save their lives,” Mr Bulama-Bukar said.

The officer said the council was taking an inventory of the individuals and houses affected by the disaster.

“As soon as we conclude assessing the damage and the people affected by it, we will present our report to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the council for action.

“I can assure you that relief material and other forms of support will be provided to the affected persons,” he said.

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