By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Properties worth millions of Naira have been destroyed by rainstorms in different parts of Ipetumodu, the headquarters of Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State.
The affected areas are; Koso, Akinola, Ipetumodu town hall, market square to Sooko, Alagbayun to Origbo Community High School, OCHS Ipetumodu, Adekola compound, Isale-Ola as well as C&S Grammar School, Ipetumodu.
A statement issued on Saturday by the General Secretary, Ipetumodu Development Forum, IDF, Mr Kehinde Oyetumbi and made available to journalists in Osogbo, said wooden shops and containers were blown away, while traffic was obstructed by electric poles which fell on the main roads linking Ipetumodu with other neighbouring communities.
Oyetumbi said that although, no casualty was recorded, but many residents were seeing parking out of their buildings which roofs were blown off by the heavy downpour.
The IPU General Secretary said the rain, which started around 4:12pm and lasted till 5:54pm on Thursday has rendered many residents of the ancient Ipetumodu community homeless.
Oyetumbi, who called for the urgent intervention by both the state, local and Federal Governments lamented that, social and economy activities of the entire Ipetumodu have been paralysed due to the ravaging flood.
“We are appealing to the Osun State government, Osun State Emergency Management Agency, OSEMA, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and philanthropists to come to the aid of the people of Ipetumodu.” he appealed.