Flood Kills Nine Persons, Destroys Two Hundred Houses In Gombe

Gombe state government has confirmed the death of nine persons, over 200 houses destroyed and numerous farm lands washed out by flood.

Deputy Director, Rescue and Rehabilitation, Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Mrs Lamis Benjamin stated this to newsmen in Gombe on Thursday.

Mrs Lamis Benjamin said four out of the nine deaths were recorded in May following a downpour in Gombe town.

She explained that the remaining five deaths were recorded in Cham community of Balanga Local Government Area of the state in August also after a heavy rainfall.

She noted that over 200 houses and numerous farm lands were washed away in Nyuwar, Jesu Cham in Balanga and Komta Ayaba in Biliri Local Government Areas of the state.

The deputy director added that SEMA acted promptly by providing 1,200 bags of maize as relief material to victims in the two councils.

“For now, 1,200 bags of 100kg of maize were distributed as relief material to the affected persons.