Flood renders thousands of Kogi families homeless 

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Thousands of households across nine local government areas of Kogi state have been rendered homeless as a result of River Niger and Benue that has overblown its bank.

The local governments concerned are Ajaokuta, Bassa, Ibaji, Lokoja, Kogi-Koton Karfe,  Ofu, Olamaboro and Idah.

Blueprint correspondent who visited some of the houses  submerged by flood reports that worst hit by the flood in Lokoja are Adankolo, Sarkin Noma, Gadumo, Lokongoma and part of Barrack.

One of the victims of the flood at Adankolo, Michael Danladi, said water entered his house as early as 3am Sunday while his family members were still sleeping.

He said, some of his household materials such as electronics and food stuff were destroyed by the flood.

Another victim at Kabawa area in Lokoja, Alhaji Usman Adamu, described the flood as a replica of what happened in 2012 when many people, lost their property.

He appealed to the federal government to find a lasting solution to the issue of annual flooding in Kogi state.

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