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Rainstorm Kills One, displaced 600 in Osun – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Southwest Zonal has

confirmed one person dead, and about 600 people displaced following a rainstorm that ravaged the Iloko community in the Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State.

In March, traders and residents of Iloko-Ijesa in the state reportedly lost property worth millions of naira to a heavy rainfall that ravaged the town and destroyed homes.

While assessing the damages on its X handle, the National Emergency Management Agency, posted this statement, “NEMA Southwest Zonal Office, in collaboration with Osun State SEMA and community leaders, assessed the rainstorm disaster in Iloko, Oriade LGA of Osun State.

“The team, led by AZC Olanrewaju Kazeem, was warmly received by Oba Akeem Ogungbangbe.

“The Oba and community leaders appreciated the quick response and briefed the team on the situation.

“The assessment revealed extensive damage, including property destruction, loss of livelihoods, and one fatality. Over a thousand people were affected, and 600 displaced.”

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