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Makurdi Residents call for help as Flood submerges Homes | WatchResidents of Makurdi, the Benue State capital are calling on the federal and state government to come to their aid after torrential rainfalls between Sunday and Thursday left close to 3,000 houses submerged with thousands rendered homeless.

According to Guardian, the victims claim there is still no provision for temporary shelters and relief materials, saying emergency agencies are not handling the disaster properly.

Flooded areas include areas are Zone 4, Wurukum, Gebade, Nyinma, Ghana, Naka Road, Wadatta Gboko Road and Media village in Achusa.

Properties worth millions of Naira have been lost as a result of the disaster.

The Benue State government has pointed to the dredging of River Benue as a lasting solution to the problem but says it needs about N300 billion for the project.

Governor Samuel Ortom has asked the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to liaise with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to help those displaced find shelter.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with victims of the Benue Flood 🙏 @guardiannigeria – The aftermath of torrential rainfalls in Makurdi, Benue State has left close to 3,000 houses submerged and rendered thousands of residents of the city homeless. The unpreparedness of the emergency agencies in handling and managing this latest incident has caused many affected residents to lash out at the state government. Affected victims claim there is still no provision for temporary shelters and relief materials. Similar incident left homes submerged in 2012 with Federal and State authorities promising lasting solutions in the event of another disaster. The Benue State government has pointed to the dredging of River Benue as a lasting solution to the problem but says it needs about N300 billion for the project. #Flood #Benue #Makurdi #Rain #RiverBenue #Residents #Harvey #FederalGovernment #Nigeria #TheGuardianNg

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3 Comments

  1. Chichi

    September 1, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I hope some things are in place for this type of flooding as it’s not the first time it’s happened and this seems worse than last time. And I sincerely hope all monies donated will go to the right places. Praying the damage is not irreversible.

  2. isaid!!

    September 1, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Bellanaija, can we also do something for our brothers/sisters in Benue. If you could be in charge for accountability, money could be raised to assist the victims in any way. Not sure what the government is doing. Thank you

  3. Tony

    September 1, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    My heart goes out to the people affected by these floods. We need to learn lessons in African countries and prepare for some disasters. We citizens should propose ideas on how to handle such emergency. Most African countries lack infrastructure to accomodate people affected by disaster.

    It would be great if an accountable platform can be created to contribute in a way that wld reach all affected areas. Proposals are welcome

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