51 people have died in Adamawa flood disasters
According to the Adamawa State Government, the recent flood calamity in the state resultedin the deaths of 51 residents.
When the North East Development Commission (NEDC) went to deliver relief supplies on Saturday, the state Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), which made the disclosure, reported that more bodies were recovered when flood waters receded in several inundated areas.
Mohammed Suleiman, the executive secretary of ADSEMA, told Daily Post earlier at the NEDC event that 11 more deaths have been discovered as remains have emerged in previously submerged towns where floodwaters have receded since the state registered 37 flood-related deaths last month.
In most of our areas, the water has begun to recede, and some displaced people have begun to return home, he said. Three IDP camps, largely in Madagali, are still operational. People living in IDPs are those whose homes were completely damaged or washed away by flooding.
The number of fatalities has risen to 51. The update is that. We found some dead bodies as the water level dropped in some communities. In order for us to bury these dead, we had to enlist the help of the Nigeria Police and traditional leaders.
Mohammed Alkali, the NEDC's managing director, led other management officers in formally handing over relief supplies to the state government for distribution to flood and other disaster victims. He explained that this was in fulfillment of a promise the commission made during World Humanitarian Day earlier in August.