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Windstorm Destroys Houses in Niger Communities

No fewer than 30 houses were destroyed in an early morning windstorm that struck Kpashafu and Dzagun communities in Mokwa local council, Niger State.

The incident, WikkiTimes learnt, occurred around 8 am on Tuesday. Although, the windstorm started on Monday but would not wreak until the next day.

A source in Kpashafu, Usman Mohammed Sallah, told WikkiTimes that the inhabitants of the affected houses were recently ransacked by flooding. He further revealed that the villagers were planning to return home prior to the incident.

READ: Displaced from Niger, Taking Refuge in Kwara — Travails of Flood-ravaged Residents

He pleaded with the relevant authorities including the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) to render emergency support for the affected communities.

“Early on Tuesday, our houses were destroyed by windstorms,” Sallah told WikkiTimes in a telephone conversation. “More than 20 houses were destroyed in Kpashafu and 10 in Dzagun, a neighbouring village.”

As of press time, the spokesman for the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ibrahim Hussain, has not responded to an enquiry sent to him.

WikkiTimes had reported about 10 riverine villages in Niger State were dislodged by flooding and taking refuge in Kwara State. 

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