After one month of havoc which resulted in the displacing thousands of people from their homes, the water released from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon which resulted in flooding of several houses in Makurdi, Benue state has started to abate.
This is just as residents of the flooded houses in the state capital and its environs have begun to return to their homes, after being displaced for several days, and even as most of the buildings were still submerged.
Although pundits have attributed the quick return of the victims to their homes, to the inability of the state government to ensure adequate welfare of the displaced, and said that lands were not allocated to the affected people to build new houses.
The water, yesterday, dried as far as one and half kilometers away from the Makurdi-Gboko express way which was totally submerged.
The flooded areas where the water has abated are the Gyado villa, coca-cola, Kucha Utebe and some parts of Rice mills area in Wadata part of Makurdi, the state capital.
LEADERSHIP however observed that the submerged Kyabiz Hotel located at Kucha Utebe, opposite the Judges Quarters, along Makurdi-Gboko highway that was not operating have commenced full accommodation and lodging.
A 58 year-old man, Papa Aondohemba Mgerem, who was met parking his belongings into his house that was flooded, located behind the Gyado Villa said, he hastened to return to his home because, according to him, the living condition in the refugee camp was deplorable.