Road users, including traders and farmers plying Ogbomoso-Oke Ogun road were on Saturday morning stranded as flood submerged the road linking Igbeti – Ogbomoso around Aipo area in Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Many of the passengers who left their home early in the morning in pursuit of their daily affairs could not cross to the other side of the road as the flood has taken over a portion of the road.
The said portion lies between Ikoyi Ile, headquarters of Oriire Local Government and Aipo community.
Witness account has it that, since around 9 o’clock in the morning no vehicle, or motorcycle could enter from Oke Ogun and none of the ones coming from Ogbomoso could cross to the other side.
Some residential apartments have also been affected around Iluju and other communities in the council.
Oba Thomas Onaolapo Ajadi (jp) appealed to government at all levels, SEMA and FERMA to find a lasting solution to the annual flooding in the community and also come to the aid of those whose farmland and houses have been submerged by flood to alleviate their sufferings.