Flood wreak havoc in Yobe: Five dead, two missing

The flood which followed a heavy downpour in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe State, has left five persons including children dead.

Two others are missing.

The flooding following a heavy downpour on Sunday night, August 15, also destroyed several buildings in many parts of the commercial town of Potiskum.

A resident, Hamza Maidede, told Daily Trust that many buildings around Nahuta communities have collapsed.

“We are at the moment grieving because an infant in my neighbourhood lost his life as a building collapsed on him. We pray for God’s intervention and seeking support from government at all level.” said Maidede.

The Executive Secretary of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Mohammed Goje, who confirmed the incident, said SEMA search and rescue team were in Potiskum conducting assessment and helping the affected communities to search the missing persons.

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