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Governor Reacts As Flood Kills Child In Gombe Community

Governor Reacts As Flood Kills Child In Gombe Community

Governor Reacts As Flood Kills Child In Gombe Community

Governor Reacts As Flood Kills Child In Gombe Community

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, on Saturday sympathized with the victims of a flood disaster that wreaked havoc on some areas at Bajoga, Funakaye Local Government area of the state following a heavy downpour.

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Our correspondent earlier reported how victims have been counting losses following the early morning rain.

Yahaya, who expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of a boy who lost his life as a result of the flood, also sympathized with all those who sustained injuries or lost their properties and other material resources.

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According to a press statement made available by Director General Press Affairs Government House, Ismaila Misilli, the governor “directed the State Ministry of Environment, Emergency Management Agency and the local authorities to immediately move in, assess the level of devastation in the affected areas as well as provide succor to the victims to cushion the effect of the disaster.”

Governor Reacts As Flood Kills Child In Gombe Community

Yahaya assured of his administration’s commitment to the wellbeing of the citizenry, he, however, urged the people to heed flash flood warnings, and avoid flood-prone areas as a preventive measure.

“Government will offer assistance to minimize the suffering of the affected persons,” the statement added.

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When contacted by telephone, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Haruna Abdullahi, said they were heading to the area to assess the actual impact of the flood.

Abdullahi added that they would commence efforts of resettling victims after assessing the impact.


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