More than one thousand houses and properties have been submerged by flood in Gujba and Gulani Local Government areas of Yobe state.
The unfortunate incident has sadly left many of the affected victims homeless, while their sources of livelihood have been hampered by heavy downpours.
For the past two days, it has been raining cats and dogs in Yobe state.
Many communities, including those within the state capital have suffered flooding.
But residents of Gujba and Gulani local government are the most affected, with many of them now homeless.
The state Government visited the areas to see for itself.
The bridge linking the two communities has also been eroded by the flood.
Residents of the two affected local government areas,Gujba and Gulani are just trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after a decade long insurgency which had rendered them homeless in the past.
Now, these floods have again destroyed their houses…leaving many of them without shelter. What an unfortunate incident.
The state Government has appealed to the federal government for urgent humanitarian action to alleviate the suffering of the victims.
The affected villages are Kukuwa,Buni Gari, Bularafa,Bumsa,Bara and some others.
Yobe is one of the BAY States an acronym for the three North Eastern States who are the epicentre of the war against Terrorism and the insurgency led by the Boko Haram Terror Group and its affiliates of ISWAP and Ansarul.
Though it has not suffered from as much attacks as Borno State, which is the spiritual home of the Terror group, Yobe has also attacined notoriety through the activities of the group as seen in Buni Yadi massacre of Secondary School Students in 2014, the abduction of the Dapchi girls in 2016 with one of them Leah Sharibu still in captivity years after.
This flooding is another setback for the efforts of the State Government to resettle people and ensure a return to farming for the largely agrarian State.