Muhammad Usman, the North East Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says about 15 corpses have been recovered from the flooded River Ngadabul in Maiduguri, Borno State.
He explained that the flood affected many communities along the river banks in Maiduguri.
Speaking to newsmen in Maiduguri on Wednesday, he advised parents and guardians to warn their wards and children against swimming in the river to avoid being drowned.
Usman explained that NEMA as a disaster management agency had been engaging in serious sensitisation of the public on dangers of flooding and precautionary measures.
He added, “We have been having meetings with various stakeholders on sensitisation and providing relief materials to affected communities.”
In the same vein, in order to curb the cases of people being drowned, the Borno Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps had deployed its personnel along the river banks to chase away children trooping to the river to swim.