Makurdi flood: about 150,000 persons, 24 communities displaced

About 150,000 persons in 24 communities, including Makurdi, have been displaced by flood in Benue State.

The executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), MR Boniface Ortese who disclosed this to Newsmen in Markurdi the state capital said  over 2,000 households were also affected.

Ortese 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 in Makurdi.

He further said that 137 houses were flooded in Katungu, with over 6,000 persons displaced while at Agboughul-Wadata 201 houses were affected and over 5,000 persons displaced.



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