Information reaching us indicated that some of the residents were surprised by the early rain, confessing that the early rain this year would encourage them to cultivate crops as soon as possible, unlike in the previous years.
They also saw the early rain as an antidote to reduce the excessive heat being experienced in the state. The residents were being forced to sleep in the open in spite of the security threat brought about by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.
The residents said that the commencement of the rains would reduce the huge money being spent to buy ice blocks, cold drinks and water to quench the thirsts.
Farmers in Maiduguri metropolis have described the rainfall as “a sign of blessing” and that they would soon mobilize to his farmlands.
“I have been praying for the rains to commence, I can now go back to farm with the hope of making a bumper harvest,” Bulama Bulama, one of the farmers said. [myad]