By Abdullahi Tukur
Kebbi state government has directed for the release of relief materials that include zinc, cement and other items to victims of windstorm in Zauro town of Birnin Kebbi local government area of the state.
This was as a result of heavy windstorm which blew-off roofs and walls of over 100 houses at Zauro township.
The State Deputy Governor, Senator Umar Abubakar, gave the directive when he was conducted round to the affected houses by the representative of the District Head of Zauro, Alhaji Muhammad Dikko and Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Shafi’u Abubakar Zauro.
The Deputy Governor, who sympathized with the victims over the unfortunate incidence, directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to hasten assessment of the affected houses and provide support within 24 hours so as to cushion their hardship.
Speaking to newsmen, the representative of the District Head of Zauro, Alhaji Muhammad Dikko thanked the Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government and officials from HYPADEC and SEMA for their concern.
Alhaji Dikko, commended the Governor and his Deputy for the gesture which according to him will go a long way in cushioning the suffering of the victims.