Rain: Over 300 houses submerged in Ibadan


One of the houses affected

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

The South West Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mr Yakubu Sulieman has revealed that over 300 houses were affected in the heavy downpour of Tuesday in Ibadan, with property worth millions of naira destroyed.

During the heavy downpour, many houses including a Celestial Church of Christ, Orogun, along UI-Ojoo Road were submerged and property destroyed.

Areas heavily affected by the rain include Olodo, Oki, Akobo, Onipepeye, Kute, Eleyele and Ariyo.

NEMA said that it is still collating the number of families displaced and the means of livelihood destroyed.

The agency identified the major cause of the flood as indiscriminate dumping of refuse in rivers and erection of illegal structures on waterways and flood path.

The state government has promised to support affected residents and repair roads, culverts…

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