NEMA Yola Operations Office on 11th September, 2023, received report from Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) of a boat mishap carrying 27 passengers along the banks of River Faro at Gurin community, Fufore LGA, Adamawa State.
Search and Rescue officers from the operations office in collaboration with other agencies were mobilised immediately. In the course of the operations, 12 passengers were rescued, 2 dead bodies recovered while 13 passengers are still missing.
NEMA, ADSEMA, DSS, Nigeria Police Force, NIS, NRCS and EMVs are participating on the search and rescue operation.
His Excellency, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the Executive Governor along sides heads of response stakeholders were at the scene of the operation to carry out on-the-spot assessment, encourage and commiserates with the affected families.
The search and rescue operations ended by 6pm . Rescue operations to continue tomorrow.
The Agency commiserated with the affected persons and their families on behalf of the Federal government.
12th September, 2023