NEMA launches search and rescue over flood in Jos, 21 deaths, 35 missing
The National Emergency Management Agency today launched a search and rescue operations in Gangare and Rikkos areas of Jos which was submerged by devastating flood and resulted in the deaths of 21 persons and missing others missing so far.
The flood reportedly occur after a heavy down pour which lasted throughout Sunday night as the river that runs through Rikkos overflowed its banks and flowed into the nearby homes.
Responding to the incident, NEMA’s Director of Relief and Rehabilitation Mr Edward Maigida who represented the Director General led the search and rescue officers to the areas as they were immediately deployed to assist in the recovery of those affected. He also activated the stakeholders that have promptly responded and are presently attending to the plights of the communities.
Already two camps have been opened to provide temporary shelter for the affected persons in Gangare Primary School and Islamiyya Secondary where the Agency has also moved relief assistance to provide them with some succour.