Heavy Rain Renders Many Homeless


Abdulfatah Ahmed

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state.

Heavy rain destroyed property worth millions of naira and rendered many residents homeless in Ilorin on Monday.

The downpour that started at about 7am lasted for about one hour forty five minutes in many parts of the capital.

The rain was accompanied by storm that led to the damage of many houses.

The areas where the rainstorm wreaked havoc included Isale Banni, Oloje, Okelele, Alore and Offa Garage.

Two children, who were reportedly injured at Isale Banni, Kilanko, Oloje Area of the city were said to have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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For the period that the rain lasted, roofs of many houses were blown off and electrical poles dislodged, causing blackout in many parts of the city.

A victim of the rainstorm, Ahmed Abubakar told NAN that he lost virtually all his belongings to the disaster.

Abubakar appealed to the state government to provide succour for the victims.

Some of the victims shed tears, saying the development would worsen their current economic predicament.

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