More than 1000 houses have been destroyed by a windstorm in Bungudu town, Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara, says the lawmaker representing the area, Alhaji Nasiru Lawal.
Lawal, who conducted journalists around the affected areas in Bungudu on Monday, described the incident as unfortunate.
“It is worrisome to have this kind of incident, we never experienced this type of disaster for over 30 years. We are going to visit all the affected persons, sympathize with them and take the record of damages caused by the disaster.
“Apart from the destroyed houses, there are also public facilities such as electric poles, cables, and schools among others. We are going to present the record of this incident to the concerned authorities, particularly the state government for timely assistance to the victims,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru, has encouraged the victims to consider the incident as a trial by God.
Attahiru stated: “We thank Allah no life was lost to this disaster, only a few people recorded minor injuries. We have a record of houses, properties, and food destroyed."
“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."