Rain sacks over 1000 families in Niger

No fewer than 1,000 families have been rendered homeless by heavy rain storm that ravaged Kuta, the headquarters of Shiroro local government area of Niger State.
The palace of the District Head of the town, Alhaji Garba Bangajiya and many houses and public facilities had their roofs blown off by the storm while some buildings were totally leveled by the stormy rainfall which resulted in the destruction of property worth over N.5 billion.
Farm produce and domestic animals were also washed away by the havoc that struck the farming predominant community.
Many families are now being housed by the few fortunate ones whose houses were spared by the less than one hour down pour disaster.
Member representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator David Umaru who paid a sympathy visit the town Tuesday was so devastated by the disaster and called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials in assisting victims of rain storm.
He described the disaster as monumental, adding that, the intervention of government and NEMA was urgently necessary to cushion its devastating effect on the victims now facing severe hardship.
The lawmaker commiserated with the people and assured them that he will contact relevant authorities for urgent intervention to alleviate their sufferings occasioned by the rain disaster.
District Head of Kuta, Alhaji Garba Bangajiya said his people were shocked and devastated by the disaster.
The royal father appreciated to the Senator for finding it expedient to share the pains of his people and appealed to government to assist the victims with palliative measures in order for them to pick up their lives again.
He said that the affected families would need assistance in the areas of provision of building materials, clothes, mattresses, food, mats and blackest.

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