15 Bodies Recovered In Maiduguri River, NEMA Confirms

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By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri

No fewer than 15 bodies have been recovered from flooded River Ngadabul in Maiduguri.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Dandal Kura Radio International gathered that large number of students were observed swimming and diving on the top of the Lagos , custom bridges and other river banks within the metropolis for competitions despite the fact that police, NSCDC, CJTF, and community are on the top of the situation in recent days.

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