Windstorm Affects Zamfara LG, Destroys Over 1000 Houses + Properties

Is this global warming or what? Over 1000 houses were destroyed by a windstorm in Bungudu town, Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Sunday June 16th.

The lawmaker representing Bungundu Alhaji Nasiru Lawal, told NAN, while taking them round to inspect the level of damage done to houses and properties of the villagers.

“It is worrisome to have this kind of incident, we never experienced this type of disaster in over 30 years. We are going to visit all the affected persons, sympathise with them and take record of damages caused by the disaster. Apart from the destroyed houses, there were also public facilities such as electric poles, cables and schools among others that were also destroyed. We are going to present the record of this incident to the concerned authorities, particularly the state government for timely assistance of the victims”, Lawal said.

The Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru sympathised with the victims and asked them to consider the incident as a trial by Allah.
“We thank Allah no life was lost to this disaster, (and) only a few people recorded minor injuries. We have the record of houses, properties and food destroyed”.

Attahiru empahised on the need to avoid compromising standards when building, and also to always comply with the rules and regulations before constructing buildings.

“We always appeal to our communities to avoid compromising standard when it comes to the issues of building. The local government and land officials should also consider these issues, while allocating lands to people. We are appealing to government at all levels to assist these victims”, the monarch said.

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