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Windstorm displaces 500, destroys property in Kogi

Windstorm has displaced over 500 people and destroyed properties worth millions of Naira in Ife- Ijumu in Ijumu Local Government of Kogi State.

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The member representing Ijumu State Constituency at the Kogi state House of Assembly, Victor Omofaiye, who raised the issue on the floor of the house on Wednesday, noted that the natural disaster caused untold trauma and pains on the affected community.

According to him, public and private institutions such as churches, business centres, electricity poles and wires were not spared by the windstorms that lasted for about thirty minutes and properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed.

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"It is an open fact that this ugly incident has made the affected victims who were formerly landlords temporary tenants on the mercy of good Samaritans who are scouting them in their compounds", Omofaiye lamented.

The lawmaker however called on the State Government to direct the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials as palliative measure to the affected victims so as to enable them keep their bodies and soul together.


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