Bridge Collapses After Heavy Downpour In Niger

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A bridge at Daku Sabon Gida village along Minna-Bida road has collapsed due to a two-day heavy downpour.

The bridge which is about 16 kilometers to Bida is presently not noticeable for heavy truck, trailers and tankers.

The Niger state Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in a statement signed by Public Relations Officer (PRO), Raji Habibu Egigogo advised the motoring public to ply the alternative routes to avoid traffic hold-up and ensure free flow of vehicular movement.

He said the alternative routes include, vehicles coming from Abuja to follow Lambata – Lapai – Agaie – Bida enroute Mokwa -Jebba road, vehicles coming from Bida are advised to follow Agaie -Lapai enroute  Minna or Lambata as the case may be while vehicles taking off from Minna to South West are advised to follow Paiko – Lapai -Agaie -Bida enroute Mokwa.

The statement said that there would be complete closure of the Minna – Bida road to ensure quick repairs of the bridge by the Niger State Ministry of Works appealing to the general public to be patient and adhere strictly to the alternative roads provided and always abide by the traffic rules and regulations.

The  Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has also assured the people of his commitment to fixing the bridge washed away by the heavy downpour appealing motorists plying Minna-Bida Road to remain calm and patient.

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