Flood submerges Aper Aku’s house, Winners Chapel, several houses in Benue

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The personal residence of the Second Republic Governor of Benue state, late Aper Aku, Benue State University (BSU), Living Faith and Dunamis churches Houses on Daniel Amokachi avenue are among hundreds of houses that have been submerged by flood water in Makurdi.

In fact, our correspondent gathered that many residents of Makurdi, the Benue State capital are currently battling with flood, which has rendered over 500 people homeless.

A four-hour torrential rainfall on Friday, accompanied by heavy flood, which also swept away property and valuables of residents, worth millions of Naira, has further complicated problem for the residents.

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.

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.

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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