Friday, July 6, 2012

Flood: Over 500 Corpses Exhumed in Borno State

A heavy downpour that started from Wednesday evening till the early hours of Thursday has dug out over five hundred (500) corpses from their graves in Jajeri Moslem Cemetery at Jere Council Area of the State capital.

The rain, which was said to have been the heaviest in the state since the commencement of the rainy season, has also left over 10,000 residents homeless while property worth millions of naira have been destroyed.

According to a victim of the , “it is unfortunate that apart from some of my valuable documents and property which were destroyed, some section of my only hard-earned two bedroom bungalow was brought down by the . I am now totally confused as I have nowhere to go to with my family of 10.”

Bullumkutu, Ajillari, Jajeri, London Ciki, Polo, Bolori, Ummarari, Maduganari, Gomari Airport, Gwange and Mary wards of the metropolis were among the areas affected by the . However, statement emerging from government quarters claimed that the government has awarded contracts worth N14 billion for the construction of roads and drainages in areas such as Bullumkutu, Dala, Abuja Talaka, and Bullumkutu Tsalake to check flooding.

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