Rain plunges Ibadan communities in Three-Hour Downpour

A three-hour downpour in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday has left residents of affected areas displaced.

Checkout Magazine learnt that buildings, bridges, roads, cars, motorcycles, stalls, buildings were submerged aftermath the rainfall.

Worst hit areas were Olodo, Orogun, Abatakan, Onipepeye, Ariyo, Oki, Kute, Agbowo leaving several people stranded for many hours.

The situation had been attributed to the flouting of environmental and town planning regulations by residents of the state, making themselves vulnerable by buildings on flood plains and blocking drainages.

Executive Secretary, Oyo State Emergency Management Agency, Lukman Aransi said some houses had been marked for demolition in the affected areas.

He added that COVID-19 stalled its planned sensitisation of the people of the affected areas on NIMET’s prediction of flood in Ibadan.

Recall that similar flood occurred in 2017 in the same areas in which about 300 houses were affected by the flood.

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