‘Visitors, not residents died in Abuja Estate flood’

The Chairman of Trademore Estate, Phase 3 Residents Association, Adewale Adenaike, on Tuesday said none of the residents of the estate died as a result of the recent flooding.

The estate, located off Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway (formerly Airport Road), witnessed yet another flood between late Sunday night and Monday morning, leading to the death of at least three persons and the destruction of properties worth billions of naira.

Altogether, about 166 houses were affected by the flood, which many of the old residents described as the worst in 12 years.

Mr Adenaike told PREMIUM TIMES that all the bodies recovered so far were swept into the estate by the flood.

“As far as I know today, when the NEMA people came, they confirmed that they had picked up seven bodies all together.

Mattresses of affected homes
Mattresses of affected homes

“We didn’t lose any residents, all the people who died are not from here. They are visitors. The guy who was in the Rover came to buy things in the estate. So, he is not a member of this estate and the other bodies came with the flash flood, they are not really resident,” he said.

The residents on Tuesday morning identified one of the dead victims…

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