Residents of Olunlade Area in Ilorin on Thursday lamented the havoc wrecked by flood on their property as buildings, cars and shops were destroyed after heavy rainfall.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the area experienced downpour around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday and it lasted for about three hours.
Some of the victims, who spoke separately with our source expressed sadness over the flood and damage to their property.
One of the victims, Mr Femi Olaoye, whose house was taken over by flood, said he was helpless as the water entered his sitting room and kitchen.
“I was bitter and sad as there is nothing I could do to stop the flood from entering my house. It was only me and my two children at home. I wept bitterly to witness such a terrible occurrence.
“All my electronics were damaged beyond repair. Even the bedroom has turned to a swimming pool. I am confused,” he said.
Another resident, Mr Yusuf Taiwo said the flood came as a nightmare to him as his furniture, bookshelf and electronics were destroyed by the flood.
“Even some vital documents that I placed on the floor in my room have been destroyed by the flood.
“I don’t know what to do because I’m confused at the moment. I never expect the extent of the damage done by the flood. It was a shock,” he said.
A shop owner in the area, Mrs Ronke Idowu also told our source that almost all the provisions in her shop were damaged.
“It is a total loss for me as there is nothing left for sale. All the cartons of biscuit, noodles, sweets and soaps were damaged by the flood.
“Some were on the bare floor in my shop and that made it easy for them to be destroyed beyond retrieval,” she said.