Residents, motorists and travelers in Ondo were on Friday, October 11, held bound and in lamentation following the massive flood that took over the Okitipupa-Idepe road, a major route connecting some towns and villages in the state.
At about 12pm on Friday, October 11, many houses along the road had been taken over by flood following the torrential rain in most parts of southern Nigeria that has lasted days.
The flood, Legit.ng gathered, forced residents to adopt the use of canoe while they called on the state government headed by Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to come to their aide.
At the time of this report, some distraught residents were seen moving their belongings out of houses that had been affected by the flood.
While some stranded road users stayed back waiting to see if there could be alternatives, others returned to their houses.
Legit.ng reported in June, 2019, that residents of Ijesha, a populated area of Surulere, Lagos cried to the state government headed by Babajide Sanwo-Olu for help as their community had become flooded due to the recent rains.
The residents expressed fear that the situation could get worse when the rains become serious.
The plea of the residents came at a period most parts of the state were flooded making it difficult for the people to go about their daily activities.
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