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‘Stay Clear Of Every Electrical Pole’ – IBEDC Warns As Rain Wreaks Havoc In Ogun

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Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has issued a warning to Ogun State residents following the heavy rainfall which wreaked havoc in the state.

Naija News learnt that the downpour that lasted for over an hour and 20 minutes on Sunday destroyed several vehicles, electrical poles, and wires at Sango-Ota under the bridge and in the Oju-Ore area of Ogun.

Confirming the incident to journalists, IBEDC, in a statement through its lead media relations Busolami Tunwase, in Ota, Ogun state, warned residents to stay away from electrical poles.

IBEDC also stated that no life was lost, but properties estimated at over N100 million, especially vehicles were destroyed by the heavy rain.

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Tunwase said that IBEDC was aware of the development and had deployed its technical team to the area.

Tunwase said, “We are appealing to the public to stay clear of every electrical pole, wire, and other electrical installation until we are able to clear everything off the road.” 

77 Illegal Miners Arrested In Ogun State

In other news, in 2023, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ogun State apprehended seventy-seven (77) illegal miners at different locations.

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The Commandant of NSCDC in the state, David Ojelabi, revealed this information during an interview on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

The NSCDC boss mentioned that the command collaborated with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel to address the issue.

As a precautionary measure, letters were sent to mining groups in the state, cautioning them against storing explosives in residential areas.

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The action, Naija News understands, was prompted by the recent Ibadan explosion, which was attributed to the explosives used by illegal miners.

Rachel Okporu is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of Linguistics and Communication Studies. Likes surfing the Internet and making new friends.