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Monday, 2 October 2017

Flood Displaces Over 20,000 Agatu Villages - Benue State

Over 20 towns have been purportedly submerged by surge in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State following eight hours of storm that likewise washed away a few farmlands in the zone. Vanguard assembled that the surge left a few families without safe house and nourishment while a few water sources have likewise been dirtied. 
A source, who argued secrecy, stated: "All the riverine groups of Agatu have been submerged and the circumstance was aggravated by the absence of seepage in the greater part of our groups." Speaking on the issue, the Supervisory Councilor of Finance and Appropriation in the nearby government chamber, Mr. John Ikwulono, said among the towns hit by the catastrophe were Ayele, Utugolugwu and Okokolo. "Parts of Ogabaji were not saved, while places like Enugba, Oshigbudu, among others, have additionally gone submerged," Ikwulono said. Talking on the improvement, the foremost leader of the zone, Ada Agatu, Chief Godwin Onah, deplored: "The miserable episode is coming when our kin are yet to leave the injury of a while of herders' invasion in our general vicinity, prompting the demise of my kin, obliteration of property and farmlands in our groups." "I am aggravated by this advancement on the grounds that our kin are yet to leave the torments of the emergency and now this surge. "I am begging the state and governments and additionally open vivacious people to provide to our protect and with some much needed help before the circumstance escapes hand."