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NEMA Recovered 15 Bodies From Maiduguri River

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NEMA Recovered 15 Bodies From Maiduguri River

The incidents of flooding in north east have been alarming.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA said no fewer than 15 bodies have been recovered from flooded River Ngadabul in Maiduguri, Borno State.

NEMA North East Coordinator, Muhammad Usman, confirmed the development on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

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Mr Usman said the cases of drowned people in the flooded river that affected many communities along it banks in Maiduguri have been on the increase.

According to him, the incidents of flooding in north east have been alarming.

NEMA as a disaster agency has been engaged in serious sensitization of the public on dangers of flooding and precautionary measures.

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“We have been having meetings with various stakeholders on sensitization and providing relief materials to affected communities,” Usman said.

He, however, urged parents and guardians to caution their wards and children against swimming in the river to avoid drowning.

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Meanwhile, the Borno Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), had deployed its personnel along the river banks to chase away children trooping to the river to take a swim.

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