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May 7, 2016 ( Post 1 )

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno capital and
environs on Saturday were seen jubilating following the first rainfall they witnessed in 2016.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who went round parts of Maiduguri town reports that the rains started around 4:30 a.m. and lasted for about one hour.

Some of the residents, who spoke to NAN, said that they were delighted that the rains had come early this year as against the previous years.According to them, the early rains will reduce the excessive heat being
experienced in the state.

Malam Ayuba Balu, a resident, said that
residents were forced to sleep in the open due to the harsh weather which had reached 42 Degrees Celsius.

Balu said that the commencement of the
rains would reduce the huge money being spent by residents to buy ice blocks, cold drinks and water to quench their thirsts.

Malam Galtumari Bulama, a farmer in
Maiduguri metropolis, who described the
rainfall as “a signed of blessing”, said he
would soon mobilise to his farmland.

“I have being praying for the rains to
commence, I can now go back to farm
with the hope of making a bomber
harvest,” Bulama said. (NAN)

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