ADAMAWA: Windstorm uproots trees, destroys houses in Maiha

The Periscope reporter

Maiha, the headquarter of Maiha local government area, northern senatorial district of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria was visited by an unnamed, windstorm that was not forecasted for any preparation.

The windstorm that visited in the early hours of Saturday, has uprooted trees, touched several houses and destroyed unaccounted properties.

“This has called for a national attention. A prompt intervention, the likes other communities, if they were to be touched by such disasters, would have attracted national attention for interventional consideration,” one of the community elders lamented.

The youth who responded to the Periscope reporter said they were yet to see any of the lawmakers representing the area either at the national or state levels “coming to commiserate with us. This unfortunate incident ought to be presented at the floor of the legislative houses for a legitimate intervention.

A youth called Kamaluddeen analysed that though Her Excellency the wife of the governor has visited the local government sometime last year to empower local business women, “Maiha remains the only local government in this zone if not the only in the state that has not been visited by the governor of Adamawa state throughout his one year in office.

We hope this windstorm and the damages it has caused will attract the governor’s attention to the community.

Speaking to the Hon Chairman Maiha local government via telephone, Dr Idi Ali Amin said he was aware of the touching incident that begged for prompt intervention.

“There has been a prompt action committee tasked for such eventualities. I told the committee to ascertain the damages as it will determine the necessary and required intervention,” the chairman said.

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