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Flood kills four, renders hundreds homeless in Yobe

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Flood kills four, renders hundreds homeless in Yobe

No fewer than four persons have so far been confirmed dead while hundreds of people have been rendered homeless following an immense flooding that resulted to collapse of building in Yobe State.

The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Mohammed Goje, on Tuesday informed Governor Mai-Mala Buni during his visit that, so far the flood had claimed four lives in the state.

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He said, the immediate needs of the people now are shelter, food and healthcare services because of accompanying health challenges that always come with such natural disaster.

It was gathered that over 13 communities were affected by the flood rendering hundreds of residents homeless and are also in need of shelter and livelihoods.

Governor Buni, who visited Tagali district in Bade Local Government Area to sympathise with the victims of the flood disaster, said his government will do everything possible to cushion the effect of the disaster.

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The governor, therefore, directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide immediate needs to all flood victims in the state.

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He said his government is a people-oriented administration that defines politics not as a law defines how people should live but as a relationship that builds people and ensure good governance amongst them.

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Buni assured that, the government will construct the road to Tagali with a view to improving the economic and agricultural activities in the area.

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