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Victims Of Windstorm In Taraba Beg Govt For Assistance


Victims of windstorms and heavy downpour in Wukari and Kurmi local government areas of Taraba State have appealed to government at all levels to come to their aid following the destruction of their properties.

 

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by the windstorm in Wukari local government area at different locations.

 

The victims while speaking with newsmen in Wukari called on the government to support them to return to their homes, which was destroyed beyond repairs.

 

In Idofi, a suburb of Wukari local government area, our correspondent while going round discovered that many households were sleeping outside.

 

A resident of Idofi, Abashi Atoshi, confirmed to our correspondent that over 100 people were displaced by last Sunday's windstorm.

 

Atoshi and his family called on the government and well-meaning citizens to help the people to return to their various houses, stating that the people were preparing for farming season before the devastating rainstorm.

 

Some of the people who spoke with our correspondent call on the government to provide them with roofing sheets to replace the ones that were destroyed.

 

The chairman of Wukari local government area, Hon Adi Daniel Grace confirmed the incident, noting however that no life was lost during the rainstorm. He added that the people need urgent assistance to help them return to their farming activities.

Also  of Bissaula community of Kurmi LGA of Taraba state the wind destroyed the CRC-N LCC Bissaula auditorium, properties worth millions , killing two people.

 

 In an interview with the CRC-N pastor in charge, Rev Bulus Aboshe said that the wind storm started few minutes after the midweek service, last benediction on Wednesday while it was raining and all participants were still in the church waiting for the rain to be over.

 

The cleric admonished that he was in shock seeing the auditorium that was already 89% completed blown off and the wall collapse (fall) down to the foundation, killing two worshippers

 

 The clergyman called on the government, NGOs and individuals to urgently come for their aid as to raise another auditorium for the service of God and to elevate the victims from their present predicament.

 

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