Some buildings were destroyed by rainstorm in the Igisogba community, Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday following a heavy downpour.
This came barely one week after a similar incident occurred at Oke Agbe in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of the state.
At Igisogba, it was gathered that the rainstorm affected private buildings, churches, shops and public property, while some electricity poles were also damaged by the rainstorm.
A source said about 40 buildings had their roofs blown off, while the entire community had been thrown into darkness following the havoc wreaked on electric poles.
“The unfortunate incident has also paralysed business and social activities in the community,” the source said.
Speaking on the incident, the Chairman, Igisogba Landlords Association, Mr Ebenezer Ojo, confirmed that the incident wreaked havoc on the community and urged the state government to assist the victims.
According to him, many of the victims are being sheltered by neighbours, while others are being accommodated by family members.
Ojo said, “We want to call on the Akure South Local Government Council, the Ondo State Government and the National Emergency Management Agency and other concerned agencies to come to our aid.
“The rainstorm has inflicted a colossal damage on private individuals, families, businesses and corporate organisations. We want the government to help our people to return to their normal lives.”
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