Flood: Idah, Ibaji Situation Deteriorating

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Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who had been carrying out rescue operations in Idah and Ibaji local governments told NAN that the situation in the area was deteriorating.

One of the officials , Mr Ishaya Choloko, who spoke to NAN on telephone from Idah said: “although some trapped victims had been rescued, so many people are still taking refuge on top of trees”.

He said that the three boats being deployed for rescue operations by National Inland Water Authority (NIWA) were inadequate, adding that the agency had been contacted to release more boats and equipment to hasten the evacuation of victims.

He said that all the rescued victims had been camped at primary schools in Idah and gave an assurance that NEMA was making efforts to rescue the remaining victims latest by Monday morning.

He explained that no casualty had been recorded so far.

Meanwhile, Gov Idris Wada has visited Idah and Ibaji to assess the extent of damage and to commiserate with the victims of the flood disaster.

He promised that the government would assist them to resume their normal lives.

………….(NAN)


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