President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, to lead a Federal Government delegation immediately to Bauchi State to assess the extent of material and human losses in the wake of the windstorm which destroyed an estimated 1,505 houses mainly in the state capital.
No fewer than eight persons have been confirmed dead while 120 others have reportedly sustained various degrees of injury. Azare, another major town was struck by a major fire disaster that destroyed the market in the town a few days after.
The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engineer Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja is part of the Presidential delegation, even as before now, NEMA has started mobilizing relief items from its warehouses located in Damaturu and Yola for onward distribution to those displaced by the windstorm. The aid materials are expected to reach Bauchi today, Tuesday evening while assessment is being conducted on the fire incident in Azare.
President Buhari had yesterday, Monday, extended his deepest sympathies to the victims and families of devastating windstorm and the fire incidents.