Residents Rendered Homeless As Flood Submerged Houses In Makurdi Benue State

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Monday August 28, 2017 – Makurdi Residents Rendered Homeless As Flood Submerged Houses 

Heavy rainfall which lasted for more than 4 hours on Sunday rendered many homeless in Makurdi, the capital of Benue state.

Several houses were submerged in a monster flood which covered Wurukum, Idye village and end of Vandeikya Street in the state capital

Schools, hotels, markets and motor parks were taken over by water.

Property worth millions of naira were destroyed at Wurukum market on Makurdi-Gboko Highway.

On Sunday worshippers at Living Faith Church waded through flood before they entered the church, as its gate at Wurukum was flooded.

Makurdi residents said they discovered their homes were flooded at night.

 

4 thoughts on “Residents Rendered Homeless As Flood Submerged Houses In Makurdi Benue State

  1. POOR DRAINAGE SYSTEM..100 DAYS OF BUHARIS PARKED PLANE DEMURRAGE IN THE UK COULD HAVE SOLVED THE FLOODING ISSUE IN THE STATE..EROSION NKO>

  2. Hope nobody died ? This is more than drainage problem. The Town Planning people should have realized that the entire area is like a basin and tackled the problem BEFORE issuing permits for the houses to be built.
    It is very pathetic because even when the area dries out the damp from the flood will remain to cause health problems for residents, not counting other problems like destruction of certificates, clothings furniture etc by mould,and mildew. NEMA and powers that be please act fast to assist these people.
    Heartrending indeed!!!

    • Big Auty Koks from your comment you don’t currently live in Nigeria. Yes, permit have to be issued before a house is built but in Nigeria it is like a camel passing through the eye of the needle to get a permit without giving bribe. So, some people after waiting and the permit is not forthcoming, go ahead and build the house. When the “permit lords” come they take bribe from you and let the house stand. No drainage system, houses build on water lane and when the flood finds nowhere to pass through it swallows the houses.

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