Victims Of Bauchi Windstorm Get Buhari's Attention
Victims of the windstorm and fire that occurred few days ago in Bauchi State are getting the attention of the Federal government, with President Muhammadu Buhari sending a delegation to the state.
At least eight persons were killed while an estimated 1,505 houses, mainly in the capital of the State, were destroyed by the windstorm.
The delegation sent by President Buhari was led by the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu.
A statement by the spokesman for President Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu, said 120 others have reported various degrees of injury.
Azare, another major town was struck by a major fire disaster that destroyed the market in the town a few days after.
The delegation which also includes the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, will undertake an assessment of the extent of damage occasioned by the natural disaster.
"Already, NEMA has started mobilising relief items from its warehouses located in Damaturu and Yola for onward distribution to those displaced by the windstorm.
"The aid materials are expected to reach Bauchi today, Tuesday evening while assessment is being conducted on the fire incident in Azare," the statement read.
President Buhari had on Monday extended his deepest sympathies to the victims and families of devastating windstorm and the fire incidents.
The President said the “nation stands in solidarity with their fellow countrymen in this difficult time as they face the devastation with courage and fortitude".