President Muhammadu Buhari has visited Bauchi State and commiserated with those affected by the destructions caused by windstorm and fire outbreak recently.
President Buhari described the windstorm that killed eight people and destroyed properties worth millions of naira in Bauchi last Saturday as an act of God.
The president, who commiserated with the victims, yesterday over the fire incident that destroyed over 1,000 shops at Azare market less than 24 hours after the windstorm incident said they should accept it as an act of God.
He stated this when he visited the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Railwan Suleiman Adamu Bauchi yesterday to commiserate with the government and people of Bauchi over the deadly incident.
According to him “ Whatever happen to human should be taken as an act of Allah. So we are here today to condole with the families of those that lost their lives during the windstorm. We also want to urge those that lost properties during the windstorm and the fire inferno to accept it with faith.”
The President’s helicopter landed at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Bauchi yesterday at 9.30am.
The President was receive by the governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Shehu Damina, Director General NEMA , Engineer Mustapha Maihaja, the Secretary to the State Government, Nadada Umar and other top officials.
The Bauchi State government had earlier confirmed that eight people was killed during the windstorm while over 120 people sustained injuries and over 1,500 homes destroyed. Also destroyed are over 349 schools and 3,000 electricity facilities in Bauchi metropolis during the incident.
Less than 24 hours after the windstorm incident, fire gutted Katagum Azare Market which is the second largest city after Bauchi. The fire burnt over 1,000 shops in the market.
The President had on Tuesday sent a delegation led by Minster of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to commiserate with the people.
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