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Gov. Buni directs SEMA to provide immediate support to Yobe flood victims

Dr Goje stated that despite the challenges, SEMA, alongside local government authorities, teams and community volunteers...

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Gov. Buni directs SEMA to provide immediate support to Yobe flood victims

Story from Kasim Isa MUHAMMAD, Damaturu 

In response to the recent flood incidents affecting over 30 communities in 12 local government areas of Yobe State, the state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide immediate support to the victims.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Mohammed Goje, revealed this in an interview on Tuesday.

He said according to SEMA’s findings, a total of 4,976 households (10,845 individuals) have been affected, with over 14,082 rooms, mostly mud shelters, wall perimeters, and toilet facilities damaged or destroyed.

Additionally, public facilities such as the College of Health and Technology in Nguru and several schools across the affected LGAs have been severely impacted.

Dr Goje stated that despite the challenges, SEMA, alongside local government authorities, teams and community volunteers, has intensified efforts to evacuate, profile, and provide relief to the victims.

He added that Gov. Buni’s prompt directive has ensured that support reaches those in need, with a focus on the worst-affected areas.

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“SEMA has identified high-risk areas, including Amaturu, Warsala, Kukareta, Furi, Sumsumma, Old Nangere, Gari Dish, Nangere, Magurau, Garin Ari, Chilariye, Dawasa, Gari Disu, Tsohon Nguru, Nayi-Nawa, Garbi/Bobori, SBG Kanuri, GwaoYo Dina, Sabon Gari, Katuzu, Toshia, Bulanti, Yunusari Town, Garin Buba, Kukawa, Haru Gari, Bara, Gabai, Gulani, and Yalma.” Dr Goje said.

Neptune Prime reports that the state government’s swift response and SEMA’s efforts have brought hope to the affected communities.

Meanwhile, as the state continues to grapple with the aftermath of the floods, SEMA urged community members to support one another and called on LGA teams to intensify sensitisation efforts, particularly in high-risk areas.

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