Graves collapse in Yobe as flood submerges cemetery
Flood has submerged a cemetery which resulted in the collapse of many graves in Potiskum town, Yobe State.
The popular NEPA graveyard was said to have been flooded last Monday following a heavy rainfall that also killed five children as well as destroyed many houses.
The ugly development has compelled the committee in charge of maintaining the graveyard to appeal to the Yobe State government, philanthropists and other well-meaning individuals to assist by providing herbicides, mats, sand, gravel, cement blocks, wheelbarrows, spade, diggers, firewoods among other things to enable it to embark on rehabilitation of the collapsed graves.
One of the concerned community members, Ali Gimba Fika has also urged residents of the town to come out en-mass and fully participate in the rehabilitation of the affected graves.
Recall that, last month, a graveyard located in Low Cost, Gashu’a town was also hit by a flood disaster, leading to the collapse of many graves in the aftermath of a heavy downpour.