It started raining as usual, and residents of Keffi, Nassarawa were probably happy that the rain would douse the heat. But by the end of the downpour, they had become homeless.

Many houses were destroyed in the area after the storm, with roofs blown off while some uprooted trees and electric poles were thrown into people's houses and across the highway.

This development led to a heavy traffic gridlock on both sides of the road.

Worst hit by the traffic gridlock were the Federal Medical Centre and Market Roads where youths were seen cutting branches of fallen trees, to enable passage.

Some Keffi residents, who spoke on the destruction by the rain that lasted one and a half hours, urged government and individuals to assist the victims.