Five Killed, Two Missing In Yobe Flood

Channels Television  
Updated August 17, 2021
Yobe is situated in North-East Nigeria
A map of Yobe, a state in northeast Nigeria.



Five persons have been killed while two others missing as a result of a heavy downpour that occurred on Sunday in Potiskum, the Yobe State capital.

The affected areas according to a resident of the area, Adamu Yunusa include Tandari, Yindiski, Dadin Kowa, Gadan Talaka, and Jigawa wards.

Confirming the incident, The Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, Mohammed Goje says a search and rescue team has been dispatched to the area to assess the level of the damages.

A resident, Falmata Ali, whose two children were killed in the incident while sleeping, called on the relevant authorities to provide a permanent solution to the flood that has become an annual episode.