At last, large volumes of water released from Ladgo Dam in Cameroun has led to the overflooding of River Benue in Makurdi, Benue State capital and has rendered over two hundred residents homeless.
The development was predicted by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NIMET.
Already most of the victims who are said to be those living by the riverside have started flooding the Makurdi International Market where flood victims are to be temporarily accommodated.
The volume of water which is increasing by the seconds in River Benue is similar to that of 2012 which led to the loss of property worth hundreds of millions of naira.
Some of the areas worst hit include Terwase Agbadu, Gyado villa, Redeemed Church, Kyabiz Hotel and parts of Judges Quarters, all located along Makurdi-Gboko expressway.
Most of the victims are students of the Benue State University Makurdi who are currently writing their second semester examinations, civil servants and businessmen.
The development has grounded all business and social activities in those areas as hundreds of people were spotted evacuating their belongings as well as food items to the residence of their relations and friends in the heart of the town and other safe havens.
Some of the victims who spoke to Nigerian Pilot Saturday, including Mrs. Mabel Ber, expressed worry over the flood disaster saying that already, they have started parking their belongings out of their residential apartments.
Ber lamented that this is the second time they were being exposed to such disaster and called on the state government to act quickly by creating camps for the displaced persons.
Another victim who preferred to be anonymous lamented in tears that the disaster has come at a time they have started the second semester examination and called on the federal government to wade into the matter to prevent it from degenerating.


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