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Storm displaces 1,000 people in Nsukka

BY CHINENYEH OZOR

Nsukka – TRAGEDY has struck at the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State as a terrible wild wind displaced over 1,000 persons in Nru and Nguru communities even as a wall collapsed on a four months old baby sleeping with her mother during the mid-night disaster.

The wind which spread like wild fire uprooted trees, pulled down buildings and destroyed other valuables forcing victims to take refuge at a nearby town hall.

It also caused havoc at the parish house of Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, Nru.

Vanguard gathered that at Nru and Nguru communities over 150 residential buildings, including Government Technical College, Nguru were blown off by the wild wind and property running into millions of naira destroyed at both communities.

Some of the victims were widows who were left stranded without any help.

Speaking to Vanguard in tears, one of the widows, Elizabeth Ogbu from Amarika village, told Vanguard that “it is difficult to recount her losses to the wind.”

Conducting National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,  and the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA,  round the communities that were most affected by the wind, Nsukka Local Government Council secretary, Mr. Oforbuike Igwebueze, said that the disaster was shocking to the council.

Meanwhile, the local government has set up a self-help desk for prompt enumeration for the victims quick relief materials.


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