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Flood Sacks Adamawa Community



Residents of Shuwa, a suburb of Gulak, headquarters of Madagali in Adamawa State have been sacked from their homes after a heavy downpour late Wednesday.

The area, which is a suburb of the local government of the state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, was damaged by the rain.

On Thursday morning, the affected residents had to flee their homes as their houses were submerged by flood after hours of downpour.

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.

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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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