Seven persons were confirmed dead in Yola, Adamawa State following heavy rainfalls in the area on Thursday.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday.

NEMA’s head of operation in charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Mr Abani Garki, said that 20 houses were lost to the flooding.

“Seven people were recorded dead and 20 houses affected in the last Thursday rainstorm.

“The areas affected are many. Our rescue and data collection teams are on the mission and when the accurate data reach our state office we will inform you,” Garki said.

He blamed residents for the flooding, saying that most sell their lands and make demarcations without following the necessary town planning requirements.

Garki gave the name of the affected areas as: Runde-Baru, Wuro-Jabbe, Damilu, Yolde-Pate, Bachure, Kofare and Jambutu.

All these areas, he said, fall under the Yola South and Yola North Local Government Areas.

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