By Abdullateef Otuyiga, UDUS
Usmanu Danfodiyo College, Sokoto (UDUS) witnessed a heavy rainfall which broken a few of its properties and retailers on campus.
The rain, which began round 10:30pm penultimate Saturday, got here with thunderstorm that destroyed hostel roofs, lecture halls and different buildings inside the college.
CAMPUSLIFE gathered that some blocks in Jibril Aminu hostel, Zamfara hostel, Kwankwasiyya (Kano-Home) Hostel, DVC Mosque, MH2 lecture corridor, Scholar Union hostel store hall, safety station, and a few non-public retailers on the hostel mini mart had been additionally affected.
Mallam Isa, one of many affected store homeowners, stated the rain met him unprepared and he wanted to remain awake to maintain his items.
“It was time for me to sleep round 11pm when the storm started with a heavy rainfall. Instantly, I ran inside my store considering it could quickly cease, however to my shock, it rained until daybreak. I wanted to remain awake until it stopped to maintain my items,’’ he stated.
Equally, the chairman of store homeowners within the hostel mini-mart, Mallam Bashir, famous that efforts had been made by store homeowners to pack their belongings and people of scholars saved with them earlier than the college was shut down in March from the affected retailers.
His phrases: “ The subsequent day, after the rain, we moved our issues and college students’ belongings with us to a safer place. Talking after inspecting the damge, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sulaiman Bilbis, accompanied by the Dean, College students’ Affairs, Prof. Aminu Mode, described the destruction as “colossal” and promised to rehabilitate the broken buildings. In the meantime, work has begun on the time of scripting this report.