Disaster in Yobe as rainstorm destroys houses

Houses destroyed by a rainstorm in Yobe State
Tochi Juliet

Many houses were destroyed yesterday in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital following a late evening heavy rainstorm.

The rainstorm, which started at about 8:14 pm lasted for over 30 minutes.

Daily Post reported that Pompomari, Nayinawa, Ajari, Nasarawa, and Gwange are the worst-hit areas in the metropolis.

Reports have it that most of the affected houses had either their rooftop removed or walls destroyed.

The rainstorm left so many in pain, especially the Nayinawa and Pompomari residents who were counting many losses caused by the devastating effect of the rainstorm.

Another resident, Ali Mohammed, who recounted his experience, said that the rainstorm affected the roof of his house, thereby, forcing it to leak water throughout the storm period.

Meanwhile, electricity infrastructure such as poles was also affected by the storm, throwing the entire metropolis into darkness.

The rainstorm had also destroyed some of the recently installed solar street lights along Potiskum expressway, while many others were weakened and almost collapsing.

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