Scores of people, including a mother and child were missing yesterday and properties worth billions of naira were destroyed after a massive flood ravaged parts of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, and its environs.
The Nation reports that many residents were sacked from their homes and shops when their apartments were invaded by the flood. Dozens of vehicles packed by roadsides were also submerged with some of them dragged into gullies and pits.
Areas most hard hit are Ijaye, Omolasho, Kuto, Isale Egbein and Ijeja.
In Ago Ijesha area however, a mother and her toddler – daughter were swept away by the flood, making it the greatest loss of all.