All through the year, floods have rendered thousands dead, homeless and missing all over the world. Sierra Leone is still in state of mourning their over 500 citizens killed from flood and mud slides in the Country. Yesterday the heavy downpour that lasted for house caused a major flood in makurdi the Benue State capital, which left hundreds of settlements, houses and markets submerged.
The downpour, which started around 12midnight, lasted for more than four hours. Some of the areas worst hit by the development include Idye village along Zone 4, police headquarters, Radio Benue settlement, Pleasure Travels Coy Limited, Wurukum Market, Wadata Rice Mill area, Gyado Villa on Gboko road, Welfare Quarters, Benue State University community, New Kanshio village, among others.
According to reports the transmitter of the state’s radio station was submerged in water. At Wurukum market and Pleasure Travel garage, the situation was not different, as shop owners were seen helplessly trying to push water out of their apartments to no avail. It was the same development at Wadata rice mill, where rice stored in many shops, were seen soaked and floating on water. At Idye village, almost the entire community was submerged into the flood.
Recall that On July 21, the people of Akpehe near Makurdi confirmed flash flooding, with the growing water level from River Benue, the biggest reason to flooding in Benue.