Windstorm kills 6, injures 65 in Jigawa


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Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed six persons killed and 65 others wounded by windstorm in Kafinhausa Local Government Area of the state.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Yusuf Sani, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Dutse.

He said that windstorm on Tuesday wreaked havoc on the affected community and destroyed several houses, adding that the agency was conducting damage assessment exercise to ascertain the extend of destruction caused by the disaster.

He said the displaced persons took refuge with their relatives in the area pending when a temporary shelter would be provided for them by the agency.

“Six persons lost thier lives and 65 others who sustained injuries in the disaster had been hospitalised.

“Our personnel and that of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are in the area assessing the level of damage,” he said.

Also commenting, the Information Officer in charge of the area, Muhammad Umar, said  the Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Muhammad Saminu, had visited the victims on admission at General Hospital, Kafinhausa. (NAN)


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