Rainstorm wreaked havoc destroying properties worth millions of naira in different parts of Ipetumodu, the headquarters of Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State.
It was gathered that gathered that the rainstorm occurred last Thursday around 4:12pm and lasted till 5:54pm, rendering many residents of the ancient community homeless.
The affected areas are Koso, Akinola, Ipetumodu town hall, market square to Sooko, Alagbayun to Origbo Community High School, OCHS Ipetumodu, Adekola compound, Isale-Ola as well as C&S Grammar School, Ipetumodu.
The General Secretary, Ipetumodu Development Forum, IDF, Mr Kehinde Oyetumbi in a statement issued on Saturday in Osogbo, stated that wooden shops and containers were blown away, while traffic was obstructed by electric poles which fell on the main roads linking Ipetumodu with other neighbouring communities.
Oyetumbi said, “although no casualty was recorded, many residents were seen packing out of their buildings whose roofs were blown off by the heavy downpour.”
He lamented that social and economic activities of the entire Ipetumodu have been paralysed due to the ravaging flood.
“We are appealing to the Osun State government, Osun State Emergency Management Agency, OSEMA, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and philanthropists to come to the aid of the people of Ipetumodu” he concluded.
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