Rainstorm Destroys Over 50 Houses In Kaduna


No fewer than 50 houses were destroyed by rainstorm in Makarfi local government area of Kaduna State.   Our correspondent reports that  the rains which started at about 5 p.m. on Sunday, lasted for more than an hour.   Our  Correspondent observed during a visit to the area that many people were left homeless.   Similarly, the rain pulled down a number of electric poles while the MTN network in the area was also disrupted.   Areas hit by the disaster included Bayan Gidan Gwamna, Gazara Road, Tudunwada and other outskirts of Makarfi Town.   The Sada Primary School and Malam Dantine Islamiyya School were not spared by the storm.   Some of the victims, Malam Bello Gwaram, and Hajiya Mandiya Kari, said that the rainstorm completely destroyed their  houses.   They called for the assistance of the government, NGOs and good spirited individuals.   When contacted, the council Chairman, Alhaji Audu Bala-Gangara, said the council had held an emergency meeting on the matter.   “We have met and deliberated on the matter.  The council has formally informed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for quick intervention.   “We are also appealing to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to come to our aid because the situation requires multiple approaches,” Bala-Gangara said.