Former President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the victims of the Makurdi flooding which so far has displaced over a hundred thousand people.
Jonathan, who described the incident as unfortunate, called on those with the wherewithal to help to give whatever aid they can.
Coming at a time when some members of the Muslim Ummah in Benue celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, this catastrophe is even more unfortunate.
My heart goes out to all of the victims of the flood as they grapple with this event and I pray for divine intervention for them.
I humbly and respectfully appeal to well-meaning individuals in Nigeria and abroad to come to the aid of the government and people of Benue state because the sheer scale of the flood might put an unbearable strain on the resources of the state government.
My family and I will continue to pray for those affected by the floods and urge all Nigerians to do the same.