Properties worth millions of Naira have been destroyed as massive flood hits Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, on Saturday.

It was gathered that a torrential downpour witnessed in the community led to the flooding.

According to report, the rain started around 8am on Saturday and lasted several hours.

The affected areas in the town include; Oja-Ale, Atoto, Naira and Kobo junction, Fulani, Mateba, UNIOSUN Road, Campus area and many others.

The flood was reported to have sacked more than 100 residents, shops, hostels, destroyed farmlands and killed livestock among other things.

Some belongings of the victims including buses and other valuables were sighted floating on the water, as residents struggled to save their wards from drowning.

The youths of the town were mobilised to avert extreme damage as many of them were seen scooping water from their houses.

Motorists moving to and from Ibadan were stranded on the expressway as they urged relevant government authorities to rise to the occasion and save lives.

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