Windstorm has rendered scores of Damaturu, Yobe state capital residents homeless after a heavy downpour.
NAN reports that the windstorm blew off roofs of buildings, uprooted trees, electric poles and other installations. NAN office was also damaged by the windstorm.
Some victims of the storm said they had to sleep in their neighbours’ houses.
Abubakar Ali, a resident of Nayi Nawa Ward in Damaturu, said he evacuated his family from his three room building to his brother’s house after the storm for safety.
“I lost all the three rooms in my house to the storm,’’ Ali said.
Another resident of Nayi Nawa, Ibrahim Musa, said he was lucky that his house was spared, adding that “many people spent the night here, it was a mini-camp.’’
Bukar Usman of Sabon Pegi Ward, said the parameter fence of his house was also pulled down by the storm “exposing us to the outside world.’’
Hafsat Suleman of Ali Marami, said “my roof was blown off, but we thank God that there was no casualty.’’
Some of the victims, who spoke to NAN, solicited for assistance from the state government.
“These are hard times, we plead with the state government to assist us to rehabilitate the damaged structures,’’ they pleaded.

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