Over 2,000 residents displaced as flood hits Lagos community

No fewer than 2,000 residents in the Jakande Estate area of the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State have been displaced after heavy rains between May and June 2024.

This was contained in a statement by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on its X handle.

NEMA noted that the downpour also led to the collapse of some buildings in the area.

The statement reads: “The agency received a distress call in respect of the flood that devastated Jakande Estate, Lagos, affecting 2,000 persons in the community between May and June 2024.

“On arrival at the scene of the flood incident, it was discovered that many structures had collapsed because they were weak thereby rendering the occupants homeless.

“At the period of assessment, some of the homeless were seen under make-shift tents and unhealthy conditions. Others were accommodated by friends and loved ones living within the estate.

“Market, schools, hospitals, religious centres and Police station in the area were submerged including their operational vehicles.”

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