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Rainstorm kills six, displaces hundreds in Jigawa

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At least six persons were reported dead, while scores were injured as a result of heavy downpour in Kafin-Hausa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The local Government Council Chairman, Muhammad Saminu disclosed this when he paid a sympathy visit to the families of some of the affected victims.

According to him, six people died, while sixty others were injured and properties worth millions of naira destroyed as a result of heavy downpour and windstorm in the area.

A resident told DAILY POST that the rainstorm, which occurred Tuesday night, rendered hundreds of families homeless, forcing them to take shelter at public buildings and relatives’ houses.

He said the heavy rain and windstorm blew up roofings of houses and public buildings, including some schools and mosques.

Police spokesman, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

He said based on the report obtained from the area, two persons were confirmed dead, while many were injured.

According to him, “the police are yet to ascertain the level of damages but two persons were confirmed dead, many injured, while residential houses, farmlands, government assets and other valuable items were destroyed”.

Those who lost their lives include a 13-year-old girl, Asabe Adamu and a 20 year-old-boy, Amadu Alto all of Abdallawa village, Kafin Hausa in Kafin Hausa Local Government.

The special adviser to the Governor on inclusion, Hamza Muhammad Hadejia also sympathized with the victims, promising that the State government would provide assistance to the victims.