From Uche Uche Damaturu
More than eight houses were destroyed and about 100 people rendered homeless as flood ravages Nayinaya wards in Damaturu, Yobe state capital.
Our state corresponded who visited the area said most the people were still desperately searching and picking their retrievable belongings buried under the debris of their fallen houses.
Speaking to our reporter, the affected people said the flood came in from an uncompleted drainage, which work started earlier during the time of the former state governor, Dr. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, but pointed out that even since that time, they have never witnessed such devastating flood.
One of the affected persons, a 55 years old man, Musa Ado with 10 children, said he has been living there for the past 10 years but had never seen a flood as the one that just occurred.
“We have been living here for the past 10 years but to tell you the truth, despite our living near this drainage, I have not seen this type of flooding, if not, we would not have been living here and it even surprised that just recently, government workers came and clear the drainage.
Another person also affected, Khadija Usman, a widow with 14 children, told our reporter that the rain started about 5am in the morning and soon, water started running into their houses with a strong force they could not wait to pick any of their belongings instead they managed to run away to safer ground to save their lives first.
They called on the state government and good willing individuals to come to their help as they have lost almost everything, from food stuff to clothing, beddings and even those ones they managed to pick, some of them may never be useful to them.