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Rainstorm wrecks havoc in Jigawa, renders citizen homeless

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A heavy rain with windstorm on Thursday have wreaked havoc in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa State, causing collapse of dozens houses.

People of Kaugama town are mourning the loss of their homes and valuables worth several millions of naira that perished in the devastating rain.

A victim of the disaster, Mohammed Yunussa, said his two-room house collapsed, and he lost all his belongings.

He said, “I have lost everything except a few items that were not in the rooms,” he said, appealing to the authorities for assistance.”

Another affected resident, a widow, who introduced herself as Hajia Memunat, explained that her three-room apartment was severely damaged.

“My building is still standing, but all the roofing is gone,” she said.

A resident of Unguwar Gabas, Usman Ali, reported that his two-room house was completely destroyed, and all his belongings were damaged.

Dr. Haruna Mairiga, Executive Secretary of the Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said a response team had been dispatched to assess the damage and provide assistance to the victims.

“We will not stand by without assisting the victims,” he stated, adding that other areas in the state, including Fagam in Gwaram Local Government and some parts of Ringim Local Government, have also been affected.



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