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Floods displaced 134 persons in 44 Benue communities: SEMA

The agency plans to distribute food and non-food items among IDPs to cushion their hardship.

• November 8, 2022
State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says floods have displaced 134,000 persons in 44 communities across 11 local government areas.

Emmanuel Shior, the executive secretary, SEMA, said this at the monthly distribution of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state on Tuesday in Makurdi.

Mr Shior said the materials comprising food and non-food items would be distributed among IDPs affected by flood and those affected by herders’ attack, to cushion their hardship.

He said the agency received donations from Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints to support the victims.

He said that the IDPs were going through a lot, adding that “The IDPs are either staying in the IDP camps or host communities for their safety.” 

(NAN)

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