Flood renders scores homeless in Ibadan
FOR the second time in three weeks, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, experienced another frightening flooding yesterday, after a downpour which rendered scores homeless.
Though no fatality was recorded, the flooding that was occasioned by a four-hour rain also destroyed some property.
Three weeks ago, the city recorded flooding which equally destroyed some properties.
Areas affected by yesterday’s flooding included Apata, Gbekuba, Odo-Ona, Akala Way and Arapaja.
At Gbekuba, a resident, Mr. Azeez Olanrewaju, said the erosion was so much that people living close to river banks had to abandon their homes to avoid being caught unawares.
Also, at Odo Ona, a resident, Biola Ajayi, said they live in great fear whenever it rains.
“As the rain began this morning (yesterday) and it began to increase, we had to run out of the house because we did not know what could happen.”