Hundreds of residents of Ido local government area in Oyo Atate have lost property worth millions of naira to flood after a torrential rainfall on Friday.
Source reported that the heavy rains of Friday evening affected and destroyed the means of livelihood of hundreds of residents in towns and villages of the local government.
Some of the affected areas are Omi Adio, Ido and Apata.
This Newspaper learnt that on Sunday that shops, vehicles and buildings worth millions of naira at Omi Adio market were affected while farmlands and fish ponds were also washed away by the torrential downpour.
One of the affected farmers, Festus Adesina told newsmen that no fewer than 80 fish farms were affected.
He lamented that he invested over N10m into his fish farming all of which were lost to the flood.
A trader who was also affected, Alhaja Alimot Adeleke appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to assist the victims, claiming she lost bags of garri, bags of cassava flowers and other foodstuff as a result of the flood.
Adeleke added that she used the shop to raise her three children after the demise of her husband.
“Now, where do I start from, everything is gone in the flood. Please help, please help. I am finished”.
Mr Isiaka Kamorudeen, a fish farmer with five fish ponds along Omi Adio and Ido town who was also affected, revealed how all the fish in the ponds were lost in the rains.
“I have concluded plans to harvest the fish, they were already five months only to see all the ponds emptied by flood. I even saw some of the fishes on the main road where some youths were fighting over them. This is a tragedy that will not be forgotten in life”.