18th August, 2016
Dr Muhammad Fari, State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Yobe, said fishermen recovered corpses of two boys from river Nguru on Wednesday.
Muhammad in Damaturu on Thursday said that the boys were likely aged between 13 and 14 years and investigation was in progress to ascertain their identity and the cause of death.
The commandant charged parents and guardians to monitor the movement of their wards to avoid the waters as the rain intensifies.
Muhammad said several houses, farmlands and livestock were destroyed by flood in Adaya village, Potiskum local government area of the state.
“We received a report of flooding after a downpour in which several people were rendered homeless following the destruction of houses and farmlands while livestock were washed away.
“There was no loss of human life but, eight goats died while several others were missing’’, he said.
The commandant charged communities living on waterways to relocate from the water routes to avoid further disaster.
“There are reports indicating possible flood in Yobe and other states, so the communities should take precautions to safeguard their lives and property
“Residents of towns and villages are also advised to evacuate drainage and water channels to pave the way for smooth flow of water in their communities”, he cautioned.