The Director-General, Press Affairs to Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, the governor of the state, Mallam Uba Misili, confirmed the incident in a statement, adding that the governor has delivered a condolence message to the family.
According to the statement, Governor Yahaya, had directed the Ministry of Environment, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and other relevant agencies to render aid to affected persons.
“Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has sympathised with the victims of the flood disaster that wreaked havoc on some areas at Bajoga, Funakaye Local Government Area of the state following a heavy downpour,” the statement partly reads.
It continued: “The Governor, who expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of a boy who lost his life as a result of the flood, also sympathised with all those who sustained injuries or lost their properties and other material resources.
“The governor directed the State Ministry of Environment, Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the local authorities to immediately move in, assess the level of devastation in the affected areas such as Shara-Massur as well as provide succour to the victims to cushion the effect of the disaster.”
However, the governor advised residents to conform to flash flood warnings and avoid flood-prone areas as a preventive measure.
He further reiterated his administration’s dedication towards the wellbeing of the citizens, adding that the government will provide assistance to lessen the misery of the affected citizens.