It is said that more than 100,000 people have been displaced by the massive flood that is currently occurring in Makurdi, the capital of the state of Benue.
President Buhari in a statement on his Facebook page sympathized with the victims, adding that he ordered officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to mobilize their staff and resources that would help the affected communities. Read the following statement
I have received with great concern reports of the floods in the state of Benue, displacing, from the first estimates, more than 100,000 people. I have directed NEMA to immediately mobilize personnel and resources to help affected communities and people.
I will be monitoring and receiving updates on the implementation of the Federal Government’s humanitarian response to the disaster.
My sympathies go to the Government and people of the State of Benue.
I assure you that the Federal Government will make available ALL the support and assistance needed by the Government of the State of Benue and the affected communities.