Rainstorm Renders 60 Families In Kwara Homeless

Kwara flood
Kwara State government has confirmed that about 60 families were rendered homeless and property worth millions of naira destroyed in llorin East and Asa local government areas following a heavy downpour on Friday night.

The Special Adviser to the Kwara State governor on Emergency and Relief Services, Abdullahi Duro-Mohammed, confirmed the disaster to journalists in llorin on Saturday after inspecting the affected areas in the two councils.

Duro-Muhammed said the rain started Friday night and lasted for about seven hours, adding that at least 43 residents were affected in the llorin East local while other victims were from Asa.



    He further said that the affected communities in the llorin East include Adangba, Okelele and Kankatu, while communities affected in Asa are Passa and Orogbangba.

    Most of the victims in the two affected councils have sought refuge in mosques, public schools or with neighbours not affected by the rainstorm.

    Duro-Mohammed assured that the state government will provide adequate support for the victims and immediate assistance to alleviate their sufferings.

    Meanwhile, the former chairman of Moro local government, Shuiab Baba-Jimoh, who spoke on behalf of those affected, called on the state government for urgent intervention to end the sufferings of the victims while commending its prompt response to the victims plights.

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