Some residents of Riverview Estate, Isheri in Ogun state have fled their homes as a result of the flood that refused to recede. The few people left in the community are those whose houses are not bungalows or ground floors of storey buildings.
Correspondents of Legit.ng got first-hand information about the situation of things during their visit to the community. According to the security officers seen manning the community, almost everyone left as the area was no longer conducive for safe living.
To make matters worse, crocodiles and other wild animals have been said to make the flooded area their home as they move freely.
Success Ola, one of the security officers seen as at the time of the visit, reported a particular incident where a woman was injured by a crocodile as she walked on the flooded road.
According to him, the woman was trying to walk through the flooded water when the crocodile grazed her thigh. She was later rushed to the hospital when they discovered she was bleeding. He went on to explain that some of the residents left have made good use of the wild animal invasion as they kill some of the animals on a regular basis.
Some of the animals recorded to have been seen so far include crocodiles, alligators, snakes, fishes and monkeys. Ola explained that those who want to move on the flooded roads have to walk in the middle of the road in order to avoid some of the wild animals that may be crawling out of the bushes.
The area as at the time of the interview looked desolate. About two cars passed while the correspondent of Legit.ng was talking to the respondents.
Businesses also seem to be affected as a vulcanizer lamented bitterly about the state of things. He explained that his working tools have been damaged by the water. Some residents have resorted to the use of canoe in order to go about their day to day activities.
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