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Heavy rains flood homes in Benue

Several homes in Benue State were on Monday flooded by torrential rainfall, leaving many residents stranded....

houses submerged in Wurukum and Judges quarters areas of Makurdi. Photo by Hope Emmanuel
houses submerged in Wurukum and Judges quarters areas of Makurdi. Photo by Hope Emmanuel

Several homes in Benue State were on Monday flooded by torrential rainfall, leaving many residents stranded.

Correspondents say the rain which started at about 1:00 am lasted until about 2:30 pm on Monday.

Residents of areas such as Apaa behind Living Church, Naka road, Wurukum, Kutcha Utebe, Wadata Rice Mill, Agber Village, Achussa, Idye, part of Judges quarters and  George Akume road, all in Makurdi, the state capital amongst others had their homes submerged.

houses submerged in Wurukum and Judges quarters areas of Makurdi. Photo by Hope Emmanuel

Henry Iorkyase, a resident of Achussa area, said his apartment was heavily flooded such that it was difficult for his family to move out from the home.

Another resident of Idye, Samuel Uchi, in Makurdi, said that the flood overflowed the major drainage recently built in the area before the water submerged homes within the vicinity.

houses submerged in Wurukum and Judges quarters areas of Makurdi. Photo by Hope Emmanuel

Uchi expressed worries that the yearly flood in the vicinity appeared to have defied solutions overtimes.

Meanwhile, some residents said they would have to temporarily relocate their families from the flooded homes until the rains subside.

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