Scores rendered homeless as rainfall wreaks havoc in Ogbomoso

Scores of people in Ajaawa, headquarters of Ogo-Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State, have been rendered homeless after heavy rainfall in the area.

One of the affected persons described the two separate rainfall as unfortunate.

He added that two persons were injured and rushed to a hospital.

“It was a disastrous occurrence. The first rainfall occured nine days ago (last week Thursday), and it destroyed over 100 houses. We are yet to recover from that when another downpour started yesterday at about 4pm and when it stopped over 200 houses had been destroyed. It is devastating,” he said.

The traditional ruler of the town, Alajaawa of Ajaawa, Oba Thompson Adeyeye, in a telephone conversation, confirmed the development.

He expressed grief over the disaster as he urged governments, political office holders and philanthropists to assist the community.

Our correspondent learnt on Tuesday that the lawmaker representing Ogo-Oluwa/ Surulere federal constituency, Hon Sunday Makanjuola, has sent his domestic aides to commiserate with the people of the town over the disaster and assess the extent of damage.

Obalade Kadewole, a domestic aide to the lawmaker, revealed this in a short statement obtained  on Tuesday.

He said, “Honourable is seriously pained by the development and is strenuously working on bringing relief to the victims.”