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Flood wreaks havoc in Borno, Benue, govts intervene

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Flood has wreaked havoc in Moro Moro, Maiduguri and some other parts of Borno State as well as Makurdi, Benue State.

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has sympathised with victims of flooding in Moro Moro.

Zulum, who visited the community on Tuesday, assigned his Deputy, Umar Kadafur, to ascertain the extent of damages, and to support victims.

He said, “We are once again visited by this unfortunate flooding which has affected communities not only in Maiduguri but in some local government areas.

“Insha’Allah, the Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, will be heading an assessment team that will visit all affected communities in all the local government areas that have been affected, to determine the extent of damage, and identify victims for intervention by the state government.”

In Makurdi, the News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Emmanuel Shior, disclosed that houses were affected by the flood.

He listed affected parts of the Benue capital as Naka Road, Achusa Kucha Utebe, Gyado Villa, Judge’s Quarters Extension and parts of Nyiman among others.

Shior noted that flooding was not this terrible in the state in the past.

He assured those affected that the state’s Committee on Floods had approved the expansion of selected camps in Makurdi, Guma and Logo to accommodate flood victims.

He added that recent attacks on some communities in the state had resulted in the displacement of more than 400,000 people.

He said the state government was catering to the victims and refugees from Cameroon staying in Kwande Local Government Area of the state.

He appealed to the Federal Government to assist as the burden was becoming cumbersome for the state government.

Shior said assailants killed and maimed and also destroyed markets, churches, and schools in communities attacked.


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