River Benue got angry and took over Makurdi, sending the residents packing as it swept away several houses yesterday. This has rendered many people homeless, damaging properties worth billions of naira.
The surge according to witnesses started building up Sunday night and has swept away thousands of residential houses, business places and farmlands creating emergency refugees. Worst hit by the natural disaster are houses around the river bank.
The affected communities include Benue State University, Benue University Teaching Hospital, Headquarters of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Makurdi, Kucha Otebe, Gyado Villa, Judges quarters area where the senator George Akume the Senate Minority Leader and Dr. Samuel Ortom the Minister of State, Trade and Investment have their residential houses and many more.