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Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Igboblog: 2:00am On Sep 01, 2017
The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said over 110,000 people in 24 communities including Makurdi were displaced by flood.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Mr Boniface Ortese, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Wednesday that over 2, 769 households were also affected.

He 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 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,’’ the official said..

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.
Meanwhile, the state commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Mr Joseph Utsev has urged the Federal Government to include Benue among states to benefit from the N1.6 billion ecological intervention fund.

Utsev said that since 2013, the state had not received any ecological assistance from the Federal Government.

He said that if adequate budgetary provisions were made, many disasters may be mitigated since natural disasters could only be controlled.
A man wades through the water more than knee length
The commissioner said that dredging the River Benue would provide permanent solution to the recurring flood in the state.

“Benue Government is looking for ways in which River Benue can be dredged; this is because by dredging the river, majority of the water can be accommodated and thus, prevent future overflow.

“The ongoing research so far, shows that the preliminary study would cost about N8 billion while the main project would gulp about N300 billion.
“And this is where we need Federal Government financial intervention to execute the project, since the funds are much,’’ he said.
However, a cross section of Makurdi residents accused the Benue State Government of doing little to protect the citizens from flood disaster over the years.
A resident told NAN “since the 2012 flood disaster, government has done little to mitigate the situation apart from talking”

The resident said that the perennial flood disaster was an opportunity for some government officials to get free money and relief materials to divert.
Mr James Udam, a resident of Idye Village told NAN that for over twenty years of his stay in the village, government has done nothing to protect residents despite their cries.
Udam said that year in year out they have been affected by flood yet government keep making promises without any action.

“This is where we find ourselves in Benue. Government officials are rather happy that there is heavy flood disaster so as to get free funds and relief materials to divert.
“The same thing is again about to happen. The only thing the government has done so far is to make noise. Not a single culvert has been constructed to mitigate the situation since 2012,” he lamented
Also, Mrs Juliana Agbo, a resident of Achusa, told NAN that their situation was pathetic as they have no shelter.

According to her, government was yet to open camp for IDPs in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that government officials involved in emergency management are still awaiting the governor’s approval to open IDPs camps.
The Akume led administration awarded a N2.2 billion contract to CAD Nigeria Limited for the construction of water drainage channel that will control all the running waters down to River Benue but the project was abandoned.

Over 4000 households were submerged, property worth millions destroyed and scores died in the 2012 flood disaster.

Source : NAN
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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Igboblog: 2:02am On Sep 01, 2017

Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by thesicilian: 2:28am On Sep 01, 2017
Igboblog:

He said that government was doing everything within its little resources to assist flood victims in the state.
He should list these things he claims the state government is doing.

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Nobody: 3:26am On Sep 01, 2017
More photos

Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by ritababe(f): 3:30am On Sep 01, 2017
please government should come to their aid just like texas lipsrsealed

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Seguntimmy(m): 3:34am On Sep 01, 2017
What else will those FLOODSACKED people do now?

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Nutase: 5:59am On Sep 01, 2017
Seguntimmy:
What else will those FLOODSACKED people do now?
use the water to soak garri! undecided

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by headhunter1: 6:05am On Sep 01, 2017
when ever i see Benue i think of omenkalives

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by omenkaLives(m): 6:16am On Sep 01, 2017
headhunter1:
when ever i see Benue i think of omenkalives
Come on, don't be stingy with the truth. Whenever you BREATHE, you think about me. wink

@post. The situation is quite bad and seems to be getting worse by the day. Was around weekend, went around town to asses the situation and I was really heartbroken by what I saw. My friends, some of whom live at Nyiman, Behind Radio Benue, Idye, parts of Akpehe, Gyado Villa, and Wadata axis appear to be worst hit.

Now, the only thing we pray is that Cameroon doesn't release water from their dam like they did four years ago otherwise it would go from bad to catastrophic. Worst off, emergency response and resettlement of those affected would leave even fools scratching their heads becausewe have a dumbàss for governor.

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Ratello: 6:34am On Sep 01, 2017
omenkaLives:
Come on, don't be stingy with the truth. Whenever you BREATHE, you think about me. wink

@post. The situation is quite bad and seems to be getting worse by the day. Was around weekend, went around town to asses the situation and I was really heartbroken by what I saw. My friends, some of whom live at Nyiman, Behind Radio Benue, Idye, parts of Akpehe, Gyado Villa, and Wadata axis appear to be worst hit.

Now, the only thing we pray is that Cameroon doesn't release water from their dam Luke they did four years ago otherwise it would go from bad to catastrophic. Worst off, emergency response and resettlement of those affected would leave even fools scratching their heads becausewe have a dumbàss for governor.


Anya o grin grin cheesy

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by pointstores(m): 6:49am On Sep 01, 2017
nawa
Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by eunisam: 7:18am On Sep 01, 2017
everyday plenty bad news both man made and nature made. God have mercy on us and deliver the weak

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by muller101(m): 8:15am On Sep 01, 2017
Look closely u will see omenka their mud house grin

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 8:18am On Sep 01, 2017
And omenka is there spewing trash instead for him to be mourning

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by codemaniacs: 8:46am On Sep 01, 2017
kk

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by policy12: 8:48am On Sep 01, 2017
I stand with Benue...pray for Benue. All our yeyebrities will not come out now and identify with their own.

Where that Tu-baba.

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by chelseabmw(m): 8:48am On Sep 01, 2017
These so called celebrities and slay queens wouldn't see this .... Buh they are quick to pray for Houston ..... Smh

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by itiswellandwell: 8:48am On Sep 01, 2017
My sincere sympathy to them.

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Nobody: 8:48am On Sep 01, 2017
In Oyinbo land u will see help from every were and even zoo govt will say sorry to them.. But here in zoo we only see it on Nairaland not even TV ..

Wickedness in high places


Were all those fake people that say sorry to Oyinbo people.. Zoo own done happen u won't see there fake face or tweet..

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by muller101(m): 8:49am On Sep 01, 2017
Look closely u will see omenka their mud house grin

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by UnknownT: 8:49am On Sep 01, 2017
I hope he is not just dishing out these numbers as an Avenue for them to embezzle money. I don't trust all these government people

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Nobody: 8:49am On Sep 01, 2017
chelseabmw:
These so called celebrities and slay queens wouldn't see this .... Buh they are quick to pray for Houston ..... Smh
exactly

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by sotall(m): 8:49am On Sep 01, 2017
OK
Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by pezeji(m): 8:50am On Sep 01, 2017
its not up to 4000 house but kai.. i hv gone round and saw for myself but i fear for dem each tym it rains
Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by jaysim: 8:52am On Sep 01, 2017
this s not good
Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by Doctorphil: 8:52am On Sep 01, 2017
K
Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by bigzic(m): 8:53am On Sep 01, 2017
ritababe:
please government should come to their aid just like texas
lipsrsealed
This is Nigeria, where government talk more and do nothing.

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Re: Flood Sacks 110,000 People In Benue State (photos) by charlesucheh(m): 8:53am On Sep 01, 2017
Within it little resources!!
So her resources are now little abi? No problem! Continue you hear ortom!

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