On Saturday night, the Ilorin metropolis witnessed a downpour which damaged scores of houses within the city.
The rain, which started around 10 p.m. on Saturday, also damaged roofs, walls and electrical poles in the capital of Kwara State.
Houses located at Ita’adu, Alagbado and Okelele community were some of the most affected by the havoc caused by the rain.
Nurudeen Otte, one of the affected residents, said the rain met him and his family unprepared and they needed to move to a neighbour’s house when the roof of their house was removed by the storm.
“We had already gone to sleep when the rain started and I didn’t expect it to be too heavy like it was. I have to move my family to our neighbour’s house when our roof was removed,” he said.
Afusat Issa, another victim who spoke to this reporter, said the storm damaged the roofs and destroyed the back wall of her house, which has rendered her family homeless.
“The rain removed my ceilings and roof and also demolished the back wall of my house and this has made my family homeless. We have no definite place to sleep,” she said.
Similarly, Maruf Adisa, a resident of Alagbado community, who was also affected by the storm, told this reporter how the rain has made his family – including his wife and four children – resort to squatting in a friend’s house.
“We have no option. I have to take my wife with four children to my friend’s place because the damage caused by the storm to my house is beyond what I am financially capable to repair in weeks to come.
“And I beg the state government to please, come to our rescue. They should help us without any delay,” Mr Adisa said.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...