Breaking! Downpour renders residents homeless in Ekiti community …Destroys properties worth millions of naira

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By Demola Atobaba

A torrential rainfall has rendered thousands of people homeless in Ilawe-Ekiti, the headquarters of Ekiti Southwest Local Government in Ekiti State.

According to an eye witnessed, several houses were destroyed and submerged, while the flood also affected the palace of the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti who also doubled as the Chairman of Traditional Rulers in Ekiti State, HRM Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, Afuntade I.

The rain which started around 3:00pm on Thursday has the major streets in the town flooded while several rivers and streams were overflow.

As a result of the development, several people have been rendered homeless while properties worth millions of naira have been lost to the flood as at the time of filling this report.

Confirming the incident, the Media Advise to the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Chief Ajibade Olubunmi said, properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the process while a good numbers of the Ilawe residents were rendered homeless.

He appealed to government at all levels including NEMA, SEMA and people that matters in the society to please assist them both materially financially in putting the victims back to life.

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