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Flood: The Benue government has designated 22 LG public schools as displaced persons camps.



The Benue state government has designated public schools in the state’s 22 Local Government Areas (LGAs) as camps for those who are expected to be affected by flooding in the state.

Sir James Iorpuu, the acting Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, made this known Thursday while touring some of the state’s flood-prone towns.

In a statement issued by the agency’s Information Office, Charity Agber, the Executive Secretary stated that the move was in response to Cameroonian authorities’ warning of their intention to release surplus water from the Lagdo Dam into the River Benue.

He urged individuals living on flood plains to leave for their own safety, assuring them that the state administration was doing all possible to lessen the impact of the impending storm.

“This notification is in response to the Cameroonian authorities’ notice on the release of water from the Lagdo Dam over the River Benue,” he stated. The flood is projected to harm residents living along the banks of the River Benue as well as those living in flood-prone areas in the state’s 22 Local Government Areas, or LGAs.

“We are urging residents living along the river’s edge to relocate to higher ground for safety.” We have already selected public schools in the 22 LGAs that may be affected as camps for flood victims.”

Achusa, Idye, Wurukum market, Genabe, Industrial layout, Demekpe, Wadata market, Rice Mill, Inongun, Agbohough, Judges Quarters, and Gyado Villa are among the flood-prone locations in Makurdi, the state capital.

The Executive Secretary told the public that the agency would keep them informed of any developments concerning the impending flood as they occurred.

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