Saturday, 22 August 2015

#Benue: Flood submerges Aper Aku’s house, Winners Chapel, 200 houses

Residents of Makurdi, the Benue State capital are currently battling with flood, which has rendered over 500 people homeless.



Problem started on Friday, following a four-hour torrential rainfall accompanied by heavy flood, which also swept away property and valuables of residents, worth millions of Naira.

Some of the affected areas hit by the natural disaster included the Wurukum roundabout and railway crossing, Wurukum market, Judges quarters on Gboko road, Logo and Angwa Jukum, which were completely taken over by flood water


Also affected were the personal residence of the Second Republic Governor of the state, late Aper Aku, Benue State University (BSU), Living Faith and Dunamis churches. Houses on Daniel Amokachi avenue were all submerged by the water.

Shops and stalls at the popular Wurukum market were also not spared as most of them were filled with water, while traders battled hard to save whatever they could from the flood.

Reacting to the unfortunate development, the state Commissioner of Water Resources and Environment, Nicholas Wende, lamented that the state would need about N100 billion to stem the flood menace in the state.



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