Downpour Brings Down Taraba Bridge

A bridge linking Jalingo and Wukari at Maraban Gassol in Taraba state has collapsed, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has announced.

The incident occurred after downpour on Wednesday evening, according to the minister.

Fashola said in a statement that the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi had deployed Road Marshals in the area of the incident to ease the diversion of traffic.

He said the contractor on the axis had been mobilised to commence emergency palliative to ease flow of traffic on the road.

Meanwhile, motorists have been urged to use alternate routes through Jalingo–Garba Cheda–Bali–Takum–Katsina Ala.

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