The Benue State Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said floods have destroyed more than 200 households in Makurdi.
This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Emmanuel Shior at the monthly distribution of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi on Wednesday.
He listed the affected parts of the Benue capital as Naka Road, Achusa Kucha Utebe, Gyado Villa, Judge’s Quarters Extension and parts of Nyiman among others.
He assured that, “The state’s Committee on Floods had approved the expansion of selected camps in Makurdi, Guma and Logo to accommodate flood victims.
“Recent attacks on some communities in the state had resulted in the displacement of more than 400,000 people.
“The state government was catering to the victims and to refugees from Cameroon staying in Kwande Local Government Area of the state.”
Shior urged the Federal Government to assist as the burden was becoming burdensome for the state government. He added that assailants attacked schools in communities, killed, injured and destroyed infrastructures such as markets, churches.