In Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday, at least 15 bodies were pulled from the flooded Ngadabul River, according to Muhammad Usman, the North East Coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The victims drowned in the flooded river that affected many communities along its banks in Maiduguri last weekend, according to Usman, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday.
“On Wednesday, we recovered 15 bodies from the flooded River Ngadabul which affected many communities along the river banks.
“NEMA as a disaster agency has been engaged in serious sensitisation of the public on dangers of flooding and precautionary measures.
“We have been having meetings with various stakeholders on sensitisation and providing relief materials to affected communities.
“Parents and guardians should caution their wards and children against swimming in the river to avoid drowning,” Usman warned.