Early morning downpour that occurred in Abeokuta metropolis have created palpable fear in the minds of residents of the capital city of Ogun.
OgunToday reports that the heavy downpour which started early Saturday had destroyed property’s in the affected areas especially houses at the back of Ogun river.
Among the property destroyed were personal belongings of some people which were washed away by the flood and also the destruction of building fence in other areas.
Mostly affected areas included Kuto, Isale -Igbein, Lanfewa, Amolaso, Ijeun-Titun, Ago -Ijesa, Abiola way, Isale Abetu, Sokori, Igbore, Oke Mosan and Isale Ake area, all in Abeokuta South and North local government areas of the state .
A visit by OgunToday to some of the areas saw residents counting their losses, while pleading with the state government to come to their rescue.The popular Ogun river was filled to the brim while vehicles on the road were trapped in the flood.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, told OgunToday that officers from the command had been deployed to control traffic.Akinbiyi explained that the command had already issued traffic alert informing motorists on state of the roads and where they should ply.
” Those going through inward and outward should not pass through Leme axis because of the flooding , they should go through Kuto so that they can navigate their route down to Idi Aba and other areas.
- “Our men are at the governor’s office axis, Iyana mortuary, Sapon , Ibara under bridge and brewery area to ensure the roads are free of crashes,” he said