15 persons drown in Borno river

Corpses of 15 people who drowned in flooded River Ngadabul in Maiduguri, Borno State, have been recovered. 

North East Coordinator of the  National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Usman confirmed the incident 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.

He said; ”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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