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Heavy rain destroys over 500 houses

Residents of Ikare Akoko, Ugbe Akoko and Supare Akoko in Akoko North-East and Akoko South West Local Government Areas of Ondo State have called on the state government to assist them following the destruction of their houses by rainstorm.

The rainstorm, which occurred on two different days last week, was said to
have destroyed over 500 structures, including residential buildings, shops,
schools, and churches.

It was gathered that many of the victims have been rendered homeless in the affected communities, while properties destroyed were worth millions of  Naira.

A community leader from Ikare Akoko, Mr. Oluke Olamomiara, described the incident as “disastrous.”

He said, “Many are now homeless, while many valuables were destroyed. We appeal to the government to come to our rescue as building materials are too costly nowadays.”

In his own reaction, the monarch of Supare Akoko, Oba Adejoro Adedeji, who had gone round the community to see the level of damage, expressed sadness over the incident and sympathised with the victims.

He called on government, National Emergency Management Agency and other stakeholders to assist the victims.

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