Windstorm Destroys 30 PHCN Poles In Makurdi

No fewer than 30 PHCN wooden and concrete poles were destroyed by windstorm in Makurdi on Friday night.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PHCN poles were destroyed by the windstorm that was preceded by rain, which only lasted 30 minutes.

Some of the worst hit areas were Gboko Road, Wurukum Roundabout, Ahmadu Bello Way in old GRA, North Bank and Highlevel Areas.

NAN reports that both wooden and concrete poles were damaged by the storm, while some of the cars parked under trees were damaged as the trees fell on them.

However, no roof was destroyed by the storm.

Some PHCN officials in Makurdi, who preferred anonymity, said that over 30 poles were damaged by the wind.