Six killed, 65 injured as windstorm wreaks havoc on Jigawa community


The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says six persons have been killed following a windstorm that destroyed houses in Kafinhausa LGA of the state.

According to NAN, Yusuf Sani, executive secretary of the agency, said the incident occurred on Tuesday.

Recently, many communities in Nigeria have been affected by flooding and windstorms, which have destroyed houses and rendered several persons displaced.

TheCable had reported how windstorm damaged properties in Ushafa community in Bwari area of Abuja.

TheCable had also reported that residents of Kuta community in Niger state were rendered homeless after a windstorm that destroyed over 60 houses and shops in the area.

Speaking on the Jigawa incident, Sani said 65 residents of the community sustained injuries during the windstorm, adding that they have been taken to the General Hospital in Kafinhausa area of the state.

“Six persons lost their lives and 65 others who sustained injuries in the disaster had been hospitalised,” he said.

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

The executive secretary said many persons who were displaced by the windstorm are currently taking refuge with relatives.

He added that the agency is currently assessing the level of destruction by the windstorm and also working to provide temporary shelter for the victims.


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