Against everyone's expectations, rain came pouring down heavily on several streets in Lagos, and really, the unexpected outpouring of heavy raindrops has been received with mixed reactions. For someone like Abbey, a Nigerian man on Twitter, the rain was not, in any way, favourable.
Abbey who just moved into a new rented apartment, on January 1, was appalled when the rain flooded the entire building and destroyed his properties. The flood got into every nook and cranny of his room and parlour self contained building located at Eyita Ikorodu.
The young man who was very sad at having lost so much due to an outpouring that should have brought relief to him took to Twitter to express in grief in full measure. He explained that he has spent about N500,000 to furnish the house only to have everything get destroyed in less than a month.
Abbey also shared photos of the flooded house. From the photos he posted, it was evident that the apartment was really dealt a heavy blow by the rain. Not only was his own part of the building flooded with water, the entire compound was also totally swarmed.
See the post below:
The sad Abbey went on to say that he had no shelter due to the destruction of his house and properties. Given that he was probed by several tweeps who showed great concern about his plight, the young guy went ahead to explain why the effect of the first rain on his apartment had been so massive.
According to him, erosion had caused the fence of the house he was living at to collapse. It was the absence of the walled fence that gave the rain the leeway to pour into his apartment.
To further show the world the disaster caused by the rain, Abbey took to recording a footage and posting it. The video revealed the great havoc the rain did to the kitchen, bedroom and living room. Indeed, Abbey's living space has become something close to a catastrophe.
See the video below:
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Abbey who seemed to be getting a lot of attention from tweeps later disclosed that he was able to salvage some of his properties and he had moved these items to a nearby church.
These touching, heart-rending photos have attracted a lot of comments from Nigerian tweeps. See some of the reactions below:
In a very ironical twist, members of a particular congregation took to praying under the first rain. According to them, the first raindrops to touch earth was a sign of showers of blessing.
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