Residents of Maisandari community on the outskirts of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, have lamented that since the onset of the rainy season, their children have been unable to go to school due to flooding.

They explained that the only route to the school is unaccessible and is blocked by the flood.

One of the community members, Bukar Maisandari, said flooding which occurred almost every year due to lack of proper drainage remained the biggest problem of the community.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Shehu Hashimi Hashimi II Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, was yesterday at Maisandari community where he assessed the damages caused by the flood and sympathised with the affected victims over the loss of their properties, farms, businesses and houses in the unfortunate disaster.

Recall that Maisandari is one out of the seven communities affected by Wednesday’s heavy downpour which left many homes, farmlands and shops submerged by a spontaneous flooding, while many families rendered homeless.

After the State Emergency Management Agency had conducted assessment and taken stock of damages incurred by the affected victims, emergency relief materials were distributed to them to serve as interim measures to lessen the hardship.

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