The flooding in Benue state has claimed its first casualty – a child who died in a building collapse caused by heavy rains in the state.
Executive director of Community Links and Human Empowerment Initiative, Helen Teghtegh confirmed the development stating that many more people are currently in hospital.
More than one hundred people have been displaced after days of heavy downpour which caused rivers to burst their banks.
The Federal government has directed the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, to aid the victims while the state government is set to embark on mass demolition of illegal structures built on waterways, to avoid a repeat of the flood.
Meanwhile, two Internally Displaced Camps have been opened for victims.