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Earth Tremor: NEMA Visits  Kaduna Community, Says Over 300 Houses Affected, No Lives Lost

By Longtong Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has assured members of Kwoi communities in Jaba Local Government Areas of Kaduna state of the Federal government’s commitment to providing aid to those affected by the recent earth Tremor in area.


Speaking to newsmen immediately after assessing the level of damages in the affected areas on Wednesday, NEMA North-west Zonal Coordinator Musa Illalah, said no life was lost but over 300 houses were affected as a result of cracking and collapse of buildings.

He however urged the people to remained calm, noting that, the Nigerian geologists will soon come up with reports of the root cause and next plan of action for occupants of the communities.
He added that, “We all know that this rock is the root of the problem but only the geological services will be able to tell us the cause of the tremor.”

Illalah also pointed out that, the agency in Kaduna would make recommendations for their principal in Abuja, adding that, they would come back to the communities to render assistance.

In the same vein, the Assistant director of the Nigeria Geological Science, Abuja, Orobasala Ojo, said, “We have carried out the assessment, but we will go back and carry out the necessary test before the final report.”

Also, a cross section of residents of the community expressed concern over the fear of the unknown while they are still living in the area.

The tremor struck twice on Sunday and also in the early hours of Monday, September 12, 2016.

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