Sunday, September 28, 2014

Flood ravages Ogun communities in Nigeria

Kehinde Akinyemi in via the Daily Trust (Nigeria): A three-hour rainfall on Tuesday wrecked havoc in some communities in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Daily Trust gathered. The affected areas include Ijaiye, Ago Ika, Olomore, Abule Otun, among others.

Residents of Abule Otun in Abeokuta-South Local Government Area, were mostly hit as they lost property worth millions of naira. Meanwhile, the state government has vowed to demolish all structures on waterways in the area.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun, during a visit to the area, said the flood was as a result of blockage of the waterways. He said his administration would embark on proper channelization to free the water, and that the exercise would involve demolition of some houses.

He assured the affected residents that staff of Ministry of Physical Planning, National Emergency Management Agency and State Emergency...

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