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Body Recovered From Scene of Friday Flood in Abuja

A corpse has been recovered from the canal by the entrance of Trademore Estate in Abuja following the flood incident that occurred in the area on Friday according to Abuja-based news medium PREMIUM TIMES.

The estate, located in the Lugbe axis of the capital city, along the airport road, was flooded after a downpour in the early hours of Friday.

During a visit to the estate on Saturday morning, the newspaper observed that several houses, vehicles, shops, and other properties were damaged by the flood.

At about 12:30 p.m., while our reporters were engaging residents of the estate, residents discovered a corpse stuck beneath the drain pathway by the entrance of the estate.

Alhaji Ashiru, an inspector of police newly posted to the area and who was narrating how he has lost all his properties to the flood, rushed to pull out the corpse from the canal with the help of other residents around.

Several residents identified the body to be that of a man they saw struggling to come out of a sky-blue Peugeot 406 vehicle when the flood started.

“We saw him on the top of his vehicle trying to avoid the flood, but later we did not see him again,” a motorcyclist recalled after the corpse was pulled out.

Audu Faruk, a resident and witness of the flood disaster, said he saw several bodies being dragged away by the flood but he could only rescue a few.

He said he was sleeping when the flood started, and all of a sudden he saw his bed floating.

“ …Then I rushed out and saw water everywhere. I rescued a heavily pregnant woman and children but some people were carried away,” Mr Faruk told PREMIUM TIMES.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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