Storm destroys 220 houses, schools, clinics in Jigawa

Jigawa on map
Jigawa on map

Not less than 220 houses and property worth millions of naira were destroyed by windstorm in Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa, according to an official.

The official, Sulaiman Doro, Information Officer at the Local Government Council, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Thursday that the windstorm occurred on June 27.

He said that the windstorm blew off the roof of some schools and clinics in the local government area.

He said that the 220 houses destroyed by the windstorm are located in Jigawar Dan-Alli, Gurfai, Manga, Unguwar Tsamiya and Yarkirya villages.

Mr. Doro said that victims of the windstorm had appealed to the state and local governments to come to their aid.

Usman Madawaki, a staff of Jigawar Dan-Ali Health Centre, destroyed by the windstorm, who spoke on behalf of the victims, said that some of the victims were now living with their neighbours.


SGF Campaign AD

Ahmed Mohammed, Supervisory Councillor for Social and Community Development in the council, promised that the council would assist the victims.

Mr. Doro said that Mohammed appealed to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Non-Governmental Organisations and spirited individuals to come to the aid of the victims.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.