Yesterday was a day to remember in Gwagwalada, Abuja as floods overtook the axis, in particular, Giri, Iddo and Gwagwalada. A landlord described it, "Since the day wey them born me, I never see rain fall like this before".
A woman rescues some properties while settlements are engulfed by floods
The torrential downpour began at 3am and continued up till after 9am causing parts of Aguma palace, Living Faith axis and Kpasere to be flooded. The flood was incremental and easily escalated to a Noah-type carting houses, cars, lives and other properties on its way.
Car being carried by the flood
A woman and her 4 children were reported missing after the flood among other casualties.
House submerged by the flood
It had been noted, the extremities of weather in Abuja since the beginning of the year courtesy of prolonged rainfalls and a relatively short dry season. Land and house owners have been advised to relocate to places of higher ground. It is unknown, the extent of coming rains this year.
Students on the other hand who constitute majority of the population in Giri and Iddo were informed to check their properties and move their belongings to safer areas to prevent losses of important documents and properties.
The SUG president is yet to give a statement as at the time of writing this article.
People look helplessly as flood rages on
Firstbank, Park road, Gwagwalada flooded
Properties washed by the flood
Gwagwalada bridge almost submerged by the waters
The flood did some environmental work as well as damage
Note: A correction was made to the post concerning the timing of the rain from 9pm to 9am making it 6 hours rather than 15
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