110,000 Persons Displaced As Flood Sweeps Through Benue Communities
The Benue State Emergency Management Agency has said over 110,000 people in 24 communities including Makurdi were displaced by flood.
This disclosure was made by the Executive Secretary of the agency, Mr Boniface Ortese, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Wednesday
Ortese, who said that over 2, 769 households were also affected by the natural disaster, further explained that places affected included Achusa, Idye, Wurukum Market, Genabe, Industrial Layout, Demekpe, Wadata Market, Katungu, behind the Civil Service Commission, Agboughul-Wadata among others.
He said: “In Achusa 200 houses were affected with 5,125 persons displaced. In Idye 217 houses were affected while 5,200 persons were displaced.
“Also, behind the Civil Service Commission 200 houses were submerged in flood and 5,777 persons were displaced.
“At Genabe, 200 houses were affected with 5,021 persons displaced, 218 houses around the Wurukum market were affected with 1,000 persons displaced, and at Wadata market150 houses were affected and 4,300 persons were displaced.
“Similarly at Industrial Layout, 69 houses were flooded and 4,310 persons displaced; Demekpe 111 houses were affected while 7,820 persons displaced.’’
Ortese further said that 137 houses were flooded in Katungu with 6,031 persons displaced while at Agboughul-Wadata 201 houses were affected and 5,728 persons displaced.
He said that government was doing everything within its little resources to assist flood victims in the state.