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5 People Killed, Over 30 Injured, And 100 Houses Destroyed As Windstorm Wrecks Havoc In Damaturu

Five people have been confirmed dead and about 40 others injured following a violent windstorm and a heavy downpour in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

The executive secretary of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, Mohammed Goje, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, May 9. 

He said on May 9 SEMA search and rescue team responded to a distress call by good samaritans and supported the evacuation of the victims to Yobe State Specialist Hospital.

Goje stated, “A total of 41 victims are from 6 different Communities/Locations (1. Waziri Ibrahim Extension, 2. Abbari Extension, 3. NayiNawa, 4. Pompomari, 5. House of Assembly quarters, Gujba Road, and 6. Maisandari) were evacuated and unfortunately 5 died (2 boys, 1 adult woman, 2 girls)”.

He added, “All victims are receiving treatment free and already 23 were discharged.”

See photos below.

5 killed, over 30 injured, 100 houses destroyed as windstorm wrecks havoc in Damaturu
5 killed, over 30 injured, 100 houses destroyed as windstorm wrecks havoc in Damaturu
5 killed, over 30 injured, 100 houses destroyed as windstorm wrecks havoc in Damaturu
5 killed, over 30 injured, 100 houses destroyed as windstorm wrecks havoc in Damaturu
5 killed, over 30 injured, 100 houses destroyed as windstorm wrecks havoc in Damaturu
5 killed, over 30 injured, 100 houses destroyed as windstorm wrecks havoc in Damaturu
5 killed, over 30 injured, 100 houses destroyed as windstorm wrecks havoc in Damaturu

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