The FCT Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has recovered the body of one Mr. Garba Joseph, 43 year old from Akoka-Edo of Edo State,from a flooded river around TradeMoore Estate, Lugbe, in Abuja by FEMA’s Search and Rescue team after two days of search.
This is contained in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.
The Director General of FEMA Alhaji Idriss Abbas called on residents to adhere to instructions and early warnings from relevant authorities.
He maintained that attitudinal change was key to reducing disasters to the barest minimum in the FCT.
Alh. Idriss decried the increasing rate of flood in the FCT, and attributed it residents’ negligence towards government’s directives and early warnings.
According to DG FEMA, “most of the deaths we have recorded in the past from flood in the FCT were as a result of non-compliance to instructions and early warnings.”
He therefore advised residents not to underestimate the strength of water when it is flooded, even as he cautioned against unwholesome environmental practices such as indiscriminate waste disposal on water ways, building on flood plains and blocking of water ways.
In another development a combined team of FEMA, NEMA, The Nigeria Police, NCDC, and Special Force have successfully rescued the 3 trapped occupants of a truck loaded with breverage products, that crashed into a residential building in Madala FCT , in the early hours of Saturday.
The victims who sustained several degrees of injuries have since been taken to the Zuba General hospital for treatment.