Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final year student

Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final year student

Symphatisers searching for the missing undergraduate

By Damisi Ojo, Akure

The torrential rainfall of almost eight hours on Monday evening claimed the life of a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko Southwest local government.

Sources said the deceased simply called ‘Doyin’, an Indigene of Ekiti state, was away to an unknown destination by heavy flood from a canal very close to her residence in the town.

Her landlord, Elemukona Ademola, who narrowly escaped the raging flood, said: “I had to climb cocoa tree when many people thought I had been carried away by the flood.’’

The landlord said he had made many efforts to curtail the erosion from the canal before.

At the scene of the incident, the Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture and indigene of the town, Otunba Gboyega Adefarati paid a sympathy visit.

He warned his kinsmen from building houses very close to canal.

Adefarati equally cautioned those who are in the habit of blocking the drainages with refuse to desist from such act as this practice always lead to flooding.

The monarch of the town, Alale of Akungba, Oba Sunday Adeyeye Ajimo and another community leader the Seriki Muslimi of Akungba, Chief Seriki Awesu urged National Emergency Maintainance Agency (NEMA), Ondo state government, federal government and multinational organizations to come to the aids of victims in Akungba Akoko.

According to them, properties worth millions were destroyed in the community while roads, bridges and hotels with vehicles were badly damaged.

They appealed to their people to adhere strictly to town planning instruction and NEMA warning that those living very close to canals and rivers to quit during rainfall.

Already, the University Authorities have suspended lectures and tests earlier scheduled for Tuesday over the incident.

A statement signed by the Institution’s Acting Registrar,Opeolu Akinfemiwa however said all students should resume on Wednesday.

According to him: “The University is leaving no stone unturned in the quest to find the missing student.

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“Divers and other volunteers have been sought to search the path of the river in a bid to find the missing under graduate.”

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Akungba Shakiru Ajibola, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Shakuru Ajibola, confirmed the incident and said three persons including a landlord of the house where the girl was carried away by flood were rescued.

He noted that divers were still looking for the undergraduate in the neighbouring rivers.

Already, many roads in Akokoland had become impassable as serious erosion had affected them especially Jubilee road, Hospital junction, Bankole road Ilepa Ikare, Okoja Awara road,Irun to Ojeka,Irun to Surulere to Oluta and Okeagbe to Afin to Eshe.

Two farmers, Bayo Boluwade and Alhaji Adebola Sarumi, appealed to government to shift emphasis from urban roads to rural roads in the state to improve their economy.

Comments

49 responses to “Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final year student”

  1. Avatar KOLAWOLE Samuel says:

    Fine update

  2. Avatar KOLAWOLE Samuel says:

    Fine one

  3. Kehinde Ishola Kehinde Ishola says:

    ha this is terrible

  4. Buhari Muhammad Aliyu Buhari Muhammad Aliyu says:

    Sad

  5. Kingsmilly OG Kingsmilly OG says:

    Noted

  6. Realonebolaji Realonebolaji says:

    Sad

  7. Avatar Ayomipo OGUNDELE says:

    This Is so disheartening

  8. Avatar David Inyang says:

    Very sad

  9. Avatar Ali chigozie Kingsley says:

    Rip

  10. Avatar Joseph11 says:

    Noted

  11. Oponso Oponso says:

    Sad news

  12. xpect xpect says:

    This is sad

  13. Nkemdirim Favour Nkemdirim Favour says:

    Very bad

  14. Avatar Raymond P.C says:

    Sad

  15. Mohammed Muktar Mohammed Muktar says:

    Sad News

  16. Avatar Ademola Isreal says:

    Bad

  17. Avatar Osarumwense Daniel says:

    Noted

  18. steplord01 steplord01 says:

    wow,

  19. Avatar Onyinye Okafor says:

    Sad to hear

  20. Avatar Osarumwense Daniel says:

    Note

  21. Avatar Osarumwense Daniel says:

    Thanks for the update

  22. Gideon Alvin Gideon Alvin says:

    Bad one

  23. Avatar Mobola says:

    So sad

  24. Avatar SAMUEL DANIEL ITEGHIE says:

    too bad

  25. Chiedu chidex Chiedu chidex says:

    It is so bad

  26. Chidera Samuel Chidera Samuel says:

    Thanks for the information

  27. Avatar Anieffiok Aniebiet Paul says:

    thanks for the information

  28. Chidera Samuel Chidera Samuel says:

    Rip

  29. Avatar Tega Aroro says:

    Okay

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    Ok

  31. Confidence Faith Confidence Faith says:

    Hmm so bad

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  33. Avatar Etajuwa Godwin Ayorinde says:

    Alright

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    good time

  35. Avatar Stella Tamuno says:

    Sad

  36. Oriowo Modupe Oriowo Modupe says:

    Noted

  37. Avatar Chuezi says:

    this is serious matter,flood kee

  38. Avatar Oliwe Emma says:

    Rip

  39. Avatar Omodara Samuel says:

    Ok

  40. Avatar Chaaik says:

    May God grant the parent the fortitude to bear such a loss.

  41. Avatar Durojaiye Oluwatobi says:

    Thanks

  42. Avatar Elizabeth ojediran says:

    Rip

  43. Prince Emeka Prince Emeka says:

    Ok

  44. Samuel Solomon Samuel Solomon says:

    Thanks so much for
    the update

  45. Avatar Marcel says:

    too bad