From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi
About 470 houses were destroyed by rainstorm at Mayama Local Government Area of Kebbi State, while no fewer than 40 people were injured in the process.
The Daily Sun gathered that the first rain in the state which started on Sunday night damaged water system in the area and electrical poles were destroyed.
It was learnt that School building were destroyed while homeless people took refuges among their relatives.
Speaking with journalists on telephone interview, Sole Administrator of Mayama Local Government, Alhaji Sambawa described the incident as terrible .
He noted that residents of Sabo Gari area were seriously affected stressed that there is urgent need for government to provide temporary accommodation for those of them that were homeless.
Director of Social Development in the area, Salihu Mohammed, who confirmed the incident in Birnin-Kebbi, said that many residents including primary and secondary schools pupils, whose schools were destroyed have been forced to seek refuge elsewhere.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who returned to the state after May day celebration visited the community to sympathise with the affected victims.
Bagudu who donated N5 million to the displaced victims other the Ministry of works and Water Resources to restore their electricity and provide them with portable water.