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Windstorm destroys 1000 houses in Kebbi, Zamfara

 Since the onset of the current raining season windstorm has destroyed 1000 houses in Kebbi and Zamfara states, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed.

The Head, Sokoto Zonal Operations Office of the Agency, Mr Suleiman Muhammad, who confirmed this to newsmen in Sokoto said several people were injured as a result of the disaster but no life was lost.

Giving the breakdown of the destruction, he said 800 houses were destroyed by windstorm in Maiyama local government area of Kebbi state on April 30.

According to Muhammad, over 200 houses were also destroyed in Anka, Maradun and Birnin Magaji local governments of Zamfara state on May 2.

‘Happily, there was no loss of life as a result of the disasters although there were some injuries recorded, “he stated.

Mohammed said the agency had since donated assorted relief materials to the victims, ranging from roofing sheets, blankets, foodstuffs and cement, among others.

He noted that similar disasters were recorded in parts of Tambuwal and Shagari local governments of Sokoto State on May 14 but he could not quantify the extent of damage.

‘Our technical officers are now assessing the extent of the disasters, with a view to donating relief materials to the victims,’ Muhammad, averred.

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