Speaker seeks quick intervention for windstorm victims in Bauchi

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

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The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has called on relevant government agencies to quickly provide relief materials to victims of a windstorm which occurred in Bauchi state on Saturday, to alleviate their suffering.

Mr. Dogara sid in a statement: ” I am deeply touched and saddened by the news of yet another natural disaster  in Bauchi and some towns and villages, which  caused various degrees of injuries and destroyed several property in the affected areas.

I also urge relevant government agencies to quickly move in and provide immediate assistance to the victims of this disaster and come up with necessary emergency preparedness and early warning mechanisms to mitigate the effects of such natural disasters.”

Speaker Dogara assured the victims that “on our part we shall do our best to provide succor to the victims within the shortest possible time.”

Thousands of houses were blown away in Bauchi town and the surrounding villages as a windstorm wreaked havoc across the state.