By Milcah Tanimu
The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has successfully recovered the body of a 20-year-old commercial tricycle rider, commonly referred to as a “keke napep,” from a water pool located in the Wuye district of Abuja.
The young tricycle rider, Adamu Yusuf by name, met a tragic end while attempting to draw water from the pool to clean his tricycle. The unfortunate incident occurred earlier in the day at around 6 a.m.
In immediate response to the situation, FEMA’s Director General, Dr. Abbas Garba Idriss, issued a directive that prompted the agency’s search and rescue team to spring into action. This diligent effort involved a collaboration between FEMA divers and community volunteers. The joint team managed to retrieve the lifeless body of Adamu Yusuf at approximately 11:30 a.m. Subsequently, his remains were respectfully handed over to his family for the necessary burial procedures.
FEMA, as an organization, assumes the critical responsibility of managing a spectrum of disasters, ranging from natural calamities to those arising from human activities, within the confines of the Federal Capital Territory. This multifaceted role encompasses the formulation and execution of emergency response plans, the assessment of potential risks, and the orchestration of efforts to counteract and recover from disasters.
Furthermore, FEMA actively anticipates potential disaster scenarios, instigating preventive measures to curtail their impact. This strategic undertaking encompasses comprehensive risk evaluations, the identification of vulnerable regions and demographics, and the development of strategies geared towards minimizing the adverse effects of catastrophic events.