A flood attributable to a heavy downpour has submerged Gashua city, the headquarters of Bade native authorities space of Yobe State, with the influence washing away corpses in a graveyard.
Gashua is the hometown of Nigeria’s Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, who represents Yobe North district.
The heavy rainfall, which lasted for a number of hours, was mentioned to have began within the late hours of Sunday and continued via the early hours of Monday.
It was learnt that the flood, which led to the washing away of many graves, brought about panic within the space because the residents tried to rescue the corpses from being washed away.
A involved citizen within the space, who recognized himself as Alhaji Abba, mentioned the entire city was bewildered by disturbing improvement.
“What we saw here at our graveyard is shocking and disturbing as the flood has completely taken over the yard. Corpses were exposed, hence making it extremely difficult to bury new bodies.
“We are appealing to the government and well-meaning individuals to respond immediately. This place belongs to everyone because sooner or later it will be the final destination for everyone”, he mentioned.
Reacting to the event, the Executive Secretary Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Mohammed Goje, who confirmed the incident, mentioned his company had made all vital preparations to rehabilitate the graveyard.
“We are going to provide cement, blocks, sand, and other logistics for the rehabilitation work to commence at the graveyard,” he mentioned.
Located close to a low-cost housing property, the graveyard is believed to be one of many largest within the historic city the place stays are dedicated to the earth.
Perennial flooding is likely one of the environmental challenges bedeviling Gashu’a, a semi-urban group positioned within the northern a part of Yobe State.