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Disaster in Sokoto as windstorms kill three and damage 93 houses

Disaster in Sokoto as windstorms kill three and damage 93 houses

- Pandemonium struck neighbourhoods in Shagari local government area of Sokoto state as three people were left dead after windstorms

- The windstorms damaged 93 houses in Tambuwal local government area of the state

- The windstorms also injured one person in the same local government

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said three persons on Monday, May 15, lost their lives in windstorms that destroyed many neighbourhoods in Shagari local government area of Sokoto state.

NEMA disclosed this in Sokoto on Thursday, May 18, via a statement issued by Sulaiman Muhammad, the head of its Sokoto zonal operations office.

The statement said the windstorms also destroyed 46 houses and injured one person in the same local government.

Disaster in Sokoto as windstorms kill three and damage 93 houses

Disaster in Sokoto as windstorms kill three and damage 93 houses

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News Agency of Nigeria reports that there was a similarly situation of the windstorms that damaged 93 houses in Tambuwal local government area of the state.

However, the statement said that no death was recorded in Tambuwal LGA, although four persons were injured.

“Over 1,000 households were affected in the two local governments, with Jabo town and Tambuwal Local Government Area worst affected.

“The agency had since assessed the extent of damage caused by the disasters and arrangements are being made to donate relief materials to the victims,’’ Mr. Muhammad was quoted as saying in the statement.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with Sultan Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood in Tudu village and surrounding communities of Dange Shuni local government area of Sokoto state.

Incessant rain and rising water level left more than 100 homes destroyed while a toddler was reported dead in the village.

Addressing the victims of the disaster, Tambuwal said government had already sent in emergency supply of relief items to the area.

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