Kano - Strong windstorm accompanied by
heavy rain have destroyed more than 200 buildings and electricity installations
in Tsanyawa Local Government area of Kano state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rain,
which lasted several hours on Monday evening, caused flooding in the area.
The council chairman, Alhaji Safiyanu Mohammed, told newsmen
in Kano on Tuesday that property worth millions of Naira were also destroyed by
The chairman assured victims that the council would assist
them within its ability.
He listed the affected areas to include Tsanyawa, Garon,
Yam'kamye and Harbau.
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Mohammed explained that he had visited the affected areas to
sympathise with the victims with a pledge to assist them.
He, however, called on the state government to assist the
affected persons urgently to alleviate their sufferings.
Mohammed urged the victims to consider the incident as the
will of Allah and to pray against future occurrence.
The chairman appealed to residents to desist from
indiscriminate dumping of refuse on water passages and stop building on water
ways to avoid flooding.