Governor Buni Inspects Flood Ravaged Communities-Directs Immediate support to Victims
Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, today 19th September 2022 inspected Jumbam and other communities washed away by floods, disconnecting several roads and communities.
While in Jumbam Governor Buni commiserated with the District Head and Community members over the loss of over 10 families in a boat Mishap. He further call on the community leaders, Security agencies and other gatekeepers to be carefull while using the boats as he directed immediate reconstruction of the roads.
Jumbam and Kaliyari both in Tarmuwa LGA witnessed heavy flooding leading to loss of lives in Boat Mishaps, loss of livestock with over 180 HH and 752 hectares of land destroyed.
This is coming at a time when Girgir to Karage, Girgir to Kajuwa, Kajuwa to Jaliya and Jaliya to Garin Malam Roads linking to Gashua ALL disconnected as well. Over 17 communities in Jakusko (GAFALA, ARFANI, GINUHU, GARIN BIRI, GAMARI ) and Bade (GELJABE already relocated to primary School) have concurrently witnessed heavy flooding destroying houses, roads, farmlands and livestock.
Yobe SEMA team lead by the ES are conducting assessments and responding to the victims immediate needs.
Food basket to worse affected families who needed to cross the water before putting food on their tables have since been supported to reduce the traffic in using the boats.
In Jakusko the major concern and needs as at today is Embankment, already over 6000 empty sacks for Embankment has been provided to community leaders for immediate usage
SEMA has since last week issued a warning alert for high risk communities, the flow of water from Jigawa state to Jakusko and Communities in Bursari and Geidam may likely affect communities along the route.
Afected LGA chairmen are reviewing available resources to support victims and take remedial measures