Rainstorm Plunges Over 40 Communities in Ogun State into Darkness

A fierce rainstorm that struck Sango-Ota in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State on Sunday wreaked havoc, leaving over 40 communities without electricity. The storm toppled electric poles and cables, causing traffic disruption along the Sango-Ota highway.

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) confirmed the incident and issued a public notice, warning residents to avoid contact with the damaged poles and cables. The affected communities, including lyana lyesi, Osuke Town, Egan Road, and others, were urged to exercise caution and refrain from attempting to repair the electrical installations.

In response to the outage, the IBEDC assured residents that its technical team was actively working to clear and replace the damaged infrastructure. However, restoration of power supply was expected to take some time due to the extent of the damage caused by the storm.

A video captured the aftermath of the storm, showing utility poles fallen on vehicles, including a school bus, cars, trucks, and a tricycle. Residents expressed concerns about enduring prolonged power outages while awaiting repairs but expressed gratitude that no lives were lost in the incident.

Residents had previously reported experiencing low power supply in the affected areas since January 2024, further exacerbating the challenges posed by the recent storm damage. Despite the anticipated inconvenience, residents remained hopeful for a swift resolution to the situation and restoration of normalcy in their communities.

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