No fewer than six persons were killed and 600 houses destroyed by windstorm in four local government areas of Kano State, the state Emergency Management Agency has said.
Confirming the incident on Thursday in Kano, the Agency’s Executive Secretary, Dr Sale Jili, added that about 1, 752 had been displaced by the windstorm in the past one week.
Jili said that the affected areas include Gwale, Rimin Gado, Gwarzo and Kibiya local government areas.
He also noted that the displaced persons were already taking shelter with their relatives in the affected communities.
He also said one person was electrocuted in Ja’in area; while five others died in a collapsed building in Gwale council, adding that the agency was awaiting submission of report from other local government councils affected by the disaster.
Jili said the agency had deployed personnel to the affected areas to assess the damage done by the disaster to enable it develop a comprehensive data on the incident.
He said, “We’ve visited Kibiya and Rimingado and distributed relief materials to the victims as an interim measure to alleviate their sufferings.
“The items distributed included food items, bags of cement, roofing sheets, mats, blankets and clothing materials.”