What windstorms did in Jigawa State
The Jigawa state emergency management agency (SEMA) said over 1500 houses and property worth millions of Naira were destroyed by windstorms in six local government areas in the state.
The Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA Alh. Yusuf Sani Babura disclosed this in an exclusive interview with the press in Dutse. He explained that over 1500 houses in fifty communities of five local government areas were affected by the windstorm within one month. Babura said the affected local governments include Ringim, Jahun, Garki, Buji, Miga and Kiyawa local governments. According to him, the windstorm affected 850 roofings in nine communities in two local government of Ringim and Garki local government. Babura said in Buji local government, about 300 houses were affected by the windstorms in five communities. Similarly, in Jahun local government, over 252 houses were affected in four communities. He further stated that in Kiyawa local government, the disaster has destroyed over 200 houses. He said in Miga local government also over 231 roofings were affected in seven villages. Babura stated that the windstorms also affected hospitals, electric poles, schools, markets, livestock, silos and other public buildings in the affected areas.
The Executive Secretary said the agency had conducted an assessment of the damage caused by the windstorms and will soon distribute relief materials to reduce their suffering. He, however, stated that two more local governments including Hadejia, Guri were also affected and SEMA officials are working to assess the level of the damage in the respective local governments. I hear that Hadejia and Guri local governments were also affected by the disaster but as I am speaking to you now there is no official complaints made to the state emergency management agency.