MORE than 100 houses were destroyed on Saturday evening by a heavy downpour at Zadawa in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State, just as three gunmen abducted a farmer on his farm in the state.
Community News gathered that the rain, which commenced in the area at about 4.00 p.m., lasted for about one hour and destroyed one-third of the village, rendering people homeless in the community, while property worth millions of naira were also destroyed.
It was further gathered that most of the affected victims were currently squatting with their relatives in the village who were not affected by the incident and others in neighbouring communities.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Misau Local Government Area, Ibrahim Waziri Zadawa, told journalists on phone that he had contacted the Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) with a view to assisting the victims.
According to him, officials of the agency would soon visit Zadawa to assess the extent of damage caused by the rainstorm and assist victims to put their houses back in shape.
While praying against a recurrence of the incident, Waziri Zadawa, however, called on the people of the area to be thankful to God as no life was lost in the incident, adding that the affected people should see it as an act of God.
Meanwhile, the police in Bauchi State have informed that three gunmen abducted a 50-year-old farmer, Alhaji Mallam Adamu, on his farm at Zalanga village in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.
According to a statement made available to journalists in Bauchi on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Haruna Muhammed, the farmer was abducted last Friday at about 10.00 a.m., adding that he was later released by his abductors.
Muhammed, however, stated that the police had begun investigation into the matter with a view to apprehend the suspects.
Category: Bauchi State News