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NEMA assists 5,623 disaster victims in Gombe, says official

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has assisted 5,623 disaster and crisis victims in Gombe State between March and July.

Malam Abani Imam, the Head of Operations, Gombe and Bauchi NEMA office disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe State on Thursday.

Imam said that 4,200 were affected by flood in Akko, Kaltungo and Yamaltu Deba Local Government, while 1,148 were victims of Billiri/Shongom Local Government communal clash.

He said that 231 people in Dadin-Kowa community were also affected by flood, while 44 others were victims of inferno at Gombe Timber markets.

The official said that they were assisted with food and non-food items.

“It is not possible for government to replace all they have lost. What we are giving to them is just a kind of succour.

He said that the agency had also identified another 708 flood victims in Shira Local Government area of Bauchi State, adding that relief materials would be extended to them.

He appealed to the public to always adhere to NiMet advice to avert possible occurrence of flood.



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