A windstorm has destroyed 1,536 rooms and property worth millions of naira in some communities in four local government areas of Jigawa. Sani Yusuf, the Executive Secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Wednesday.
Mr Yusuf said the disaster, which occurred between May 3 and June 6, affected 833 people in 12 villages in Babura, Dutse, Guri, Gumel and Kiyawa local government areas of the state. According to him, in Babura, the windstorm affected 58 persons and destroyed 84 rooms in Ajja and Dorawa villages.
In Dutse, the executive secretary said the disaster affected 273 persons and destroyed 1,247 rooms in Warwade, Saya-Saya, Sabon Gari, Jidawa, Tumballe, Sabuwar Takur and Jigawar Habu villages.
Similarly in Guri, the windstorm destroyed 543 rooms and affected 305 persons in Dayin village while in Gumel town 208 rooms were destroyed and 101 persons affected.