Thursday, April 22, 2021

Windstorm kills 3, destroys houses, schools, foodstuff in Bauchi


Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead and property worth N50 million destroyed by windstorm, which ravaged parts of Duguri District of Alkaleri Local Government Area in Bauchi State​.

Yusuf Kobi, Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi on Thursday, said the incident occurred in the remote areas of the council on Wednesday night.

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He said two persons sustained various degrees of injury, while over 200 houses, 136 electric poles, six primary schools, domestic animals, foodstuff and shops, were destroyed.

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Mr Kobi said that some of the affected villages were Yuli, Bandibit, Gaji, Bun, Bayak, Kunzum Tummi, Nyalan, Tonlon, Bajoga and Taksamat in Yali District.

The others villages were Sharan and Dagudi villages in Dan District of the council.


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