Daily Trust (Abuja)

28 November 2012

Nigeria: Snakes Invade Bauchi Village

Bauchi — The district head of Duguri in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Adamu Mohammed Yaya, yesterday told the presidential subcommittee on flood that various species of snakes believed to be from the Cameroun dam have invaded the Yuli village river stream in Duguri district area.

Alhaji Adamu stated this when the chairperson of the presidential sub-committee on flood relief and rehabilitation, Professor Dora Akunyili, visited Duguri district yes-terday to donate relief materials to flood victims. He called for support from the state and the federal government to arrest the situation.

Our correspondent reports that the committee visited the Yuli village river stream site bordering Taraba State to assess the extent of damage caused by the flood and sympathize with the victims.

Chairperson of the committee, Professor Akunyili, noted that unless the samples of the snakes are taken to determine the appropriate anti-venom vaccines, the snakes could pose great danger to people of the area.

She assured the people of the restoration of electricity supply to the area, as the area has been in darkness for about seven months.

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