Windstorm Wrecks Havoc, Destroys Hospital, School in Warji LGA

Some residents have been rendered homeless following a heavy windstorm that destroyed houses, hospital and school, in Katanga the headquarters of Warji LGA of Bauchi state.

Some residents have been rendered homeless following a heavy windstorm that destroyed houses, hospital and school, in Katanga the headquarters of Warji LGA of Bauchi state.

According to Najeeb Garba Musa, one of the youths activists in the area, said the windstorm started around 4 pm on April 6 and lasted for about an hours.

After it eventually subsided, many residents in the community were left homeless while public facilities, like general hospitals, electricity poles and Government Day Secondary School Katanga were destroyed.

“We went around the village in the evening yesterday Monday discovered that over 15 houses were destroyed, the problem caused by the windstorm was enormous. Currently, general hospital Katanga Warji barely collapsed, classes and examination hall of GDSS Bangon Duniya, Katanga also destroyed by the windstorm,” he said.

Najeeb Musa, who said residents whose houses were destroyed are persons living from hand to mouth noted that no any reported casualty.

As the rains approach every season, many citizens, especially persons living in rural communities, are threatened by natural disasters like flooding, rainstorms and windstorms.

According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), a total of 2,437,000 displacements and 18,000 IDPs were recorded due to natural disasters in 2022.

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