At least eight persons have been confirmed killed in the flood which ravaged Ilorin, Kwara State, this year.
Spokesman of the state’s fire service, Hassan Adekunle, explained that, “On 29/02/2022, a 26-year-old man, Hamed, was found dead at Adico, beside Royal Sekinat Hotel, on Ajase-Ipo Road in Ilorin.
“Similarly, on 3/9/2022, 27-year-old Peter Ajayi jumped into the Asa River at the Taiwo Isale area of Ilorin. A 42-year-old woman was also recovered dead by the fire service on 29/9/2022 in Amule River, beside U-Sanda Filling Station, Ilorin.
“The service on 01/10/2022 further recovered three corpses opposite the Abubakar Sola Saraki Abattoir on Sobi Road, Ilorin.
“The flood also claimed the lives of two boys on 02/10/2022 at the Amilegbe area of Ilorin.