NIGERIA. YOBE STATE: In Damaturu, the Yobe State capital in northeastern Nigeria, a rainstorm has killed about five persons and submerged more than 100 households.
After a heavy downpour accompanied by a windstorm on Monday night, the incident occurred.
According to the Executive Secretary of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YSEMA), Mohammed Goje, 41 casualties, five of whom were reported dead, were all from different communities across the state capital.
Goje further stated that the rescued victims have been taken to different government healthcare facilities and responded to treatment.
However, the search and rescue team of YSEMA took to the scene of the incident for a rescue mission and also called on the individuals to continue their support of the government to rescue and evacuate the affected persons from the incident site, Goje added.
The affected places are Waziri Ibrahim Extension, Abbari Extension, Nayi Nawa, Pompomari and House of Assembly Quarters.
The reports have said that other places include Gujba Road and Maisandari areas.
Therefore, Goje urged the residents to be cautious of the preventive measures and assured them of government support at all times.
Twenty-three persons have been so far treated and discharged from the health facility, Goje said.