25 July 2012

Nigeria: Jos Flood - More Corpses Recovered

Jos — Nine additional corpses were yesterday discovered out of the 50 that were declared missing in an overnight search organised by members of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) around Kwanan Shagari, an outskirts of Jos city.

North-central's Zonal Coordinator of NEMA Abdulsalam Mohammed, who visited the Rikkos and Gangare refugee camps, said NEMA had responded to calls from people around the area when the water waves swept the areas.

Mohammed said "Jana'iza was conducted for the nine people this morning (yesterday) at Rikkos. The water had swept them to the area where we found them. These nine people were part of the people that were declared missing on Monday."

NEMA distributed hundreds of relief materials such as mats, blankets, cooking utensils as well as food items to the camps at Rikkos and Gangare.

Daily Trust gathered that over 600 people were yesterday registered at the Muslim Community Education Centre in Rikkos while 180 families were registered at the LEA Primary School in Gangare. The camp leader in Rikkos, Malam Auwal Danladi, said "people in the camps are still traumatised but NEMA had helped with mats, blankets, and enough food items."

The camp leader at the Gangare camp Abdul Majid Abdul Lateef explained that the refugees at the LEA Gangare have had to move to the next building which is Government Secondary school Gangare, due to rising number of displaced persons.

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