BY IBRAHIM KILANI 

 

Rainstorm has again wreaked havoc in the ancient Town of Okeagbe Akoko removing roofs of houses, schools.

Okeagbe, the headquarters of Akoko northwest local government area of ondo state witnessed similar incident in March this year during which roofs of over 200 houses were removed by rainstorm and many property destroyed, a situation that still leaves many residents homeless.

Structures badly affected included St Moses Orimolade primary school where the roof a block of 6 classrooms was blown off, Churches, Mosques and many houses in both Aje and Oge Quarters

When Positive fm visited the affected places in the town, two community leaders Chief Akinwale Balogun and Hassan Balogun said the 40minute downpour with wild wind saw people running helter skelter for their lives.

They also recounted that Residents were wailing crying and lamenting the quantity of losses recorded in the natural disaster,

Among the victims whose fathers house  was totally removed was a retired civil servant and the chairman PCRC okeagbe divisional police Chief Owolabi Abanikannda who described the two successive rainstorm as devastating in view of the high cost of building materials which might not allowed many to rebuild their houses thereby rendering them homeless.

Chief Abanikanda appealed for government assistance through provision of building materials.

The Ewi of Aje, Oba Oloruntoba Bello who also went round the affected areas sympathized with his people saying the disaster was beyond local government calling on state and federal governments to come to their aid.

 

 

 

 

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