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Windstorm destroys 150 houses in Dadin-Kowa town of Gombe

No fewer than 150 houses were destroyed by windstorm in Dadinkowa town of Yamaltu-Deba Local Government Area of Gombe state. Malam Adamu Mijinyawa, Information Officer…

No fewer than 150 houses were destroyed by windstorm in Dadinkowa town of Yamaltu-Deba Local Government Area of Gombe state.

Malam Adamu Mijinyawa, Information Officer of Yamaltu Emirate Council, told newsmen in Dadinkowa on Wednesday that the windstorm started on Monday night around 10pm, and lasted for over an hour.

He said there was no loss of lives but some residents were injured, just as several other were rendered homeless.

He said since the occurrence of the incident, no government official had visited the area to commiserate with the victims or assist them.

Mijinyawa said the Emirate secretary was compiling a report and submit to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

Some of the victims who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said they had been rendered homeless, calling on the relevant authorities to come to their aid.

One of them, Malam Tanimu Adamu, said his house was completely destroyed while his wives  and two children were injured.

Commenting on the incident, Malam Ibrahim Nalado, Rescue and Rehabilitation Officer of Gombe SEMA, told NAN that his agency was not aware of the tragedy.

He said they would go to Dadinkowa to access the extent of damage before providing any assistance.

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