There is palpable fear of outbreak of disease among residents and indigenes of Yobe State as heavy rainfall in the state flooded and exposed bodies of corpses buried in a cemetery’s shallow grave.
Infonet9ja gathered from sources that the cemetery is located some meters away from a low-cost Housing Estate in Gashua town of Bade local government area of the state.
At the time of filing the report, corpses of the dead exposed by the flood numbering over hundred was still exposed, causing residents to panic when they heard and later confirmed the news to be true.
It was learnt that the Governor of the state, Mala Mai Buni has directed the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to ensure that the graveyard was secured and action taken urgently to contain and avoid the situation from escalating.
Dr. Mohammed Goje, the Executive Secretary of YOSEMA, when contacted, confirmed the incident and added that work had already began at the graveyard.
Goje disclosed that his agency has commenced building the graveyard with cement blocks to avoid any repetition of the ugly and embarrassing incident.
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“Work is currently ongoing at the graveyard. We have bought in sand to sand fill some of the most flooded area and are building other places with cement block,” Goje stated.