Alhaji Kaku Bulama-Bukar, Gashua Local Government Council Community Development Officer, had said flood caused by constant rain has washed away cemetery and destroyed buildings in Gashua Local Government Area of Yobe.
It was confirmed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gashua on Tuesday.
“Yes, we have experienced heavy rain accompanied by the wild wind in Gashua town since Friday. As we speak, many buildings are destroyed and our cemetery is submerged.
“Some graves are even exposed and some people had to be evacuated from their houses to save their lives.”
“The council was taking an inventory of the individuals and houses affected by the disaster.
“As soon as we conclude assessing the damage and the people affected by it, we will present our report to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the council for action.
“I can assure you that relief material and other forms of support will be provided to the affected persons.”