Flood takes over Abeokuta roads, as residents count loses (Photos) - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Flood takes over Abeokuta roads, as residents count loses (Photos)

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By Aremu Sosanya

Early morning downpour that occurred in Abeokuta metropolis have created palpable fear in the minds of residents of the ancient city.

It was gathered that the heavy downpour which started at about 1.15 am on Saturday had destroyed property worth several millions of naira.

Among the property destroyed were part of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential library fence located at Moshood Abiola way, Abeokuta and several properties such as electronics and personal belongings of some people that were washed away by flood.

All areas within the Abeokuta metropolis were adversely
affected by the flood, as houses at the bank of the river were submerged.

Mostly affected areas also include Kuto, Isale -Igbein, Lanfewa,
Amolaso, Ijeun-Titun, Ago -Ijesa, Abiola way, Isale Abetu, Sokori, Igbore, Oke Mosan and Isale Make area, all in Abeokuta South and North local government areas of Ogun State .

Our Correspondent who visited some of the areas saw residents counting their losses.

The popular Ogun river was full to the brim. Also, Vehicles were trapped in the flood while as at press time no live has reportedly been lost.