Over 1000 houses destroyed in Zamfara Windstorm


For the first time in over 30 years, a windstorm in Bungudu town in Zamfara State have destroyed about 1,000 houses on Sunday, says lawmaker representing Bungudu, Nasiru Lawal.

Speaking to newsmen, Lawal described the incident as worrisome.

“It is worrisome to have this kind of incident, we never experienced this type of disaster in over 30 years.

“We are going to visit all the affected persons, sympathise with them and take record of damages caused by the disaster.

“Apart from the destroyed houses, there were also public facilities such as electric poles, cables and schools among others that were also destroyed.

“We are going to present the record of this incident to the concerned authorities, particularly the state government for timely assistance of the victims”, the lawmaker said.

The Emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru urged the victims to consider the incident as a trial by Allah.

“We thank Allah no life was lost to this disaster, (and) only a few people recorded minor injuries. We have the record of houses, properties and food destroyed”, the emir said.

Attahiru urged people in his domain to always comply with the rules and regulations before constructing buildings.

“We always appeal to our communities to avoid compromising standard when it comes to the issues of building.

“The local government and land officials should also consider these issues while allocating lands to people.

“We are appealing to government at all levels to assist these victims”, the monarch said.


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