General news

Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Ogun community



A rainstorm on Monday wreaked havoc in Kajola community in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 45 -minute rain, which began at 10 am, removed the roofs of many houses and shops, rendering many residents homeless.

Some of the residents, who spoke in separate interviews with NAN, said the rainstorm was a tragedy.

They lamented that the community roads, which lacked drains and were already in a bad state, were made virtually impassable.

The residents, who appealed to the state government to come to their aid, said all the projects carried out in the community were through the efforts of the community’s landlord association.

A resident, Mr Akeem Rasheed, said he was shocked when the rainstorm began, forcing many to flee into their houses and shops for safety.

Another resident, Mrs Omolayo Bamgbose, said fear had gripped her during the rainstorm which brought down part of the house behind hers.

“I have never seen this kind of rainstorm before that has caused so much panic and fear. I am really touched by the predicament of residents who are affected,’’ Bamgbose said.

Mr Kehinde Shogunle, a community chieftain, also urged the state government to assist residents affected by the rainstorm.

“I think this is a natural disaster that nobody prayed for, government should please come to the aid of residents who no longer have houses,’’ Shogunle said.

Mr Olawale Saliu, a respondent, said that residents of the community should pray against a repeat of such rainstorm.

Adekunle Adekoya, another community chieftain, expressed regrets at the damage caused by the rainstorm, adding that that the community had always lacked government presence.

“Most of the amenities we have here such as roads, electricity and others are efforts of the landlord association as government has neglected us here,’’ Adekoya said.

On his part, the Community Development Council Chairman, Mr Adio Mosaku, told NAN that he was shocked when the rainstorm began.

“ Many residents, including me, have been rendered homeless; the roof of my house was removed,’’ Mosaku said.

13 B/Haram terrorists, 23 family members surrender to troops in Borno -DHQ Malami donates N11m to Kebbi flood victims Jos airport renovation 95 per cent completed – Manager FG mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites Tourism Day: Nigeria to leverage on tourism to boost grassroots devt.- Minister Buhari’s policies yielding fruitful results – Gov Bagudu Ministry to create platform for lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty Oil palm growers commend Buhari, CBN for empowering small holder farmers Nigerians renew call on Multichoice, others on pay as you go tariff NIHOTOUR will work with private sector for sustainable development of tourism -Kangiwa Men like Justice Karibi-Whyte, difficult to find anymore -NBA President Gov. Wike describes late Karibi-Whyte as a super hero, incorruptible jurist Inter hits two late goals to beat Fiorentina 4-3 Beaten Betis coach Pellegrini blames VAR in defeat to Real Madrid COVID-19: Nigeria cases now 58,198 with 49,722 discharged Ministry official advocates regular dog vaccination to end rabies by 2030 COAS inspects ongoing projects in Army Super Camp, Ngamdu School resumption: Expert advocates provision of clean water to check spread of infections Armed Forces College holds memorial service for 1992 Ejigbo plane crash victims Increased tariff: Previous administration created problem in power sector Scores of terrorists killed in massive airstrikes on hideouts in Borno – DHQ Wike promises early completion of 258-bed mother, child hospital in Port Harcourt Yobe IPAC agrees with LG elections postponement Brazil court postpones league game after several COVID-19 positive tests Don charges media on changing maternal health narratives FG hands over Ogoni remediation sites to NOSDRA for scientific analysis Chilean team discover match postponed after 1,500 km trip Buhari condemns attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy, killings of security agents Edo election: We have learnt our lesson — APC Environmental: Kano Govt deploys 1,000 sanitation vanguards Christian women pray over insecurity in Jos Chelsea recover from 3 goals down to draw at West Brom Ondo 2020: No plan to collapse our structure for another party – ZLP Structure NGO tasks youths on self-development, empowers 100 with N200, 000 each FG set to address flooding as HYPPADEC takes off soon Students honour FRSC Oyo State sector commander Governors’ Forum pleads with labour unions to shelve planned strike Gov. Matawalle inaugurates planting of 10,100 trees in Zamfara Ortom condemns attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy Shelve economic shutdown, Buhari deserves commendation – Group tells labour unions Everton win again after penalty kick controversy at Crystal Palace PRP NWC passes vote of confidence on National Exco Tennis: Second seed Pliskova hoping to be fully fit before opening match World Bank spent N90bn on community projects in 11 years – official Caligiuri leads Augsburg to stunning 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund Manchester United earn dramatic win at Brighton with late penalty kick 100, 000 traders to benefit from “Trader money” in Kwara Pathfinder University confers professorship on Dabin, former Plateau PDP chairman COVID-19: Fayemi sympathises with Ekiti hoteliers, gives palliatives Fistula Foundation treats 37 VVF patients in free surgery campaign in Sokoto