Windstorm destroys 200 buildings in Borno community

More than 200 public and private buildings have been destroyed in Biu town, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State as a result of windstorm.

According to report, the affected public buildings included the town’s Government Girls Secondary School and Central Primary School, while the private buildings were residential houses.

Majority of the buildings had their entire roofs completely or partially blown off. But no lives were lost.

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“The windstorm preceding a heavy downpour swept across the town starting from 5pm on May 25,”  a resident, Mairo Shettima, who had the roof of her mud house completely blown off,  told newsmen in Biu on Thursday.

“I had just returned from the market when the storm started,” the farmer and mother of eight recalled, saying pathetically, “Since then I have not sought refuge at any relations’ house.” She would not give any reason for her decision.

She continued: “I sleep instead in the house without any roof; whenever it rains, I cover myself with a mat.”

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