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Hundreds displaced as flood ravages Adamawa community

Hundreds of people have been displaced after a downpour ravaged Shuwa, a suburb of Gulak, headquarters of Madagali, the home local governmen...


Hundreds of people have been displaced after a downpour ravaged Shuwa, a suburb of Gulak, headquarters of Madagali, the home local government area of Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri.


It was gathered on Thursday morning that the affected residents had to flee their homes as their houses were submerged by flood after hours of downpour on Wednesday.


An eyewitness, Alhaji Musa Shuwa, said hundreds of people are now seeking shelter in a primary school.


“The place for safety is the primary school in Shuwa, and it is now being partitioned for households and individuals to stay,” Shuwa said.


Expressing the worry that Gulak might itself experience flooding in the near future, Shuwa urged preventive measures from prominent people of the area, especially Governor Fintiri.


“Let the Governor use his office to save his people from this natural disaster,” he said.


It could be recalled that barely two weeks ago, the bridge linking Shuwa with its environs collapsed, cutting off communities.


Many had at the time cried to Governor Fintiri, following which the governor mobilised a contractor to do some remedial work.

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