Yobe: Rain Flood Submerges Graves In Gashua Cemetery

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Flood has submerged a cemetary in Gashua, Yobe State, leaving no less than 650 graves collapsed.

The grave yard was reportedly flooded on account of torrential rain fall on Saturday which also killed five children and destroyed many houses.

The heavy downpour also, left a footpath under two feet of water at the cemetery located near a low-cost housing estate in Gashua town headquarters of Bade Local Government Area of the State.

The residents were shocked to see what had happened, appealing to the local and state governments to respond with urgency to avoid dead bodies being carried away by the flood.

Said a concerned citizen who gave his name as Alhaji Musa Abba while speaking to journalists on Monday: “What we saw here at our graveyard is shocking and disturbing, water has taken over the yard, corpses brought out while making it difficult to bury newly brought dead bodies.

When contacted, Dr. Mohammed Goje, Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), revealed that he had received the alert and was making contacts on how the agency would intervene to save the cemetery from the incident.

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