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Flood displaces 13,000 in Benue

20 September 2012, 16:00

Benue -  No fewer than 13,000 people have been rendered homeless and 50 building submerged in the recent flood in Agatu Local Government Council in Benue, according to a legislator, Mr Audu Sule.

Sule,  a member of Benue House of Assembly representing Agatu Constituency, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi
that affected villages include Obagaji,Oweto, Ologba, Okpacheni, Ekwo, Obisu, Ogbobe, Akiba, Ogan, Olegadapa, Adeka, Ichogolugu and  Itugolugu.

He said that some of the affected people had been taking refuge under trees, churches, schools and in uncompleted buildings.

He stated that the flood also swept away a variety of crops, livestock, bridges and culverts, stressing that it had caused untold hardship to the people.

He appealed to the state and national emergency management agencies, corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals to come to the aid of the Agatu people so as to ameliorate their sufferings.

He also solicited for medical facilities and foodstuffs for victims.


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