Mr. Ladan Ayuba, the head of Operations of NEMA Yola Operations, led his ERT team alongside the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State for an on-the-spot assessment to determine the extent of casualties.
The chairman briefed the deputy governor about the incident, stating that he had received information from local divers and community leaders, revealing that two people were missing while three persons were rescued alive.
Due to time constraints, the chairman advised that the assessment should be postponed until tomorrow. The Deputy Governor then constituted a team comprises of NEMA, ADSEMA, Police, DSS, and Fire Service that will go for the assessment/ search and rescue operations.
The Deputy Governor advised all local government chairmen to procure life jackets and enforce their use when travelling by boat