About the heavy downpour that happened in Makurdi the Benue state capital, news have it that over 100, 000 persons are said to have been displaced the massive flood. President Buhari in a statement released on his Facebook page, sympathized with the victims, adding that he has ordered officials of the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, to mobilize its personnel and resources that would aid the affected communities. Read the statement below
I have received with great concern reports of the flooding in Benue State, displacing, from early estimates, more than 100,000 people. I have directed NEMA to immediately mobilize personnel and resources to the aid of the affected communities and persons.
I will be monitoring and getting updates on the rollout of the Federal Government’s humanitarian response to the disaster.
My sympathies go to the Government and people of Benue State.
I assure that the Federal Government will make available ALL the support and assistance needed the Benue State Government and the affected communities.
Source: L. Ikeji