An acute scarcity of water has forced hundreds of primary school pupils in Lamurde, Adamawa to abandon classes so that they can search for water.
The situation has been critical for school children in Nbamoto Village of Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa, as they spent their day searching for water.
However, the situation had also forced many families in the area to rely on unwholesome water from ponds for their drinking needs.
This is because most open wells in the area have dried up.
A resident of the village, Mr Yohanna Bulus, told newsmen that the situation had also forced many people in the area to spend the night at the pond waiting for the water level to rise so that they could get some.
Yohanna explained that the community had forwarded several complaints in this regard to the local and state governments.
“We officially forwarded our complaint to the local government authorities and the state government, but up till now nothing has been done to solve our water problem,” Yohanna said.
Also confirming the development, a primary school teacher in the area, expressed concern over the situation and said that the search for water had crippled school activities.
“Many children are either not coming to school or they come very late because they are busy searching for water and the situation is affecting school activities,” he said.
He said that some class rooms were forced to be closed due to the absence of pupils.