Residents 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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