- The motorists plying Mokwa/Jebba road in Niger state have been advised to take Abuja/Lokoja as an alternative route
- The advice was given on Saturday, August 14, due to the sudden collapse of a bridge in Tatabu and Gida Moin village along the axis
- According to the report, the bridge suddenly caved in and trapped some cars including heavy-duty lorries
Mokwa, Niger - A report reaching Legit.ng indicates that some cars have been trapped after the collapse of a bridge in Tatabu and Gida Moin village along Jebba/Mokwa/Kotangora road in Niger state.
The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained at the time of filing the report, but the road users have been advised to seek an alternative route to get to their destinations.
A terse message sent to Legit.ng by a resident of Abuja, noted that the motorists going to Niger state and its environs can take Abuja/Lokoja road to avoid being trapped as the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are making concerted efforts to prevent loss of lives.
The message reads:
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
"This is to notify the general public about Jebba/Mokwa/Kotangora road in Niger state. Presently the bridge in Tatabu and Gida Moin village has collapsed, the only alternative road now in Abuja/Lokoja road. Please, send this message to others."
Four people die as bridge collapses in Kwara after heavy rainfall
It was reported that the bridge collapsed after a heavy downfall on the night of Saturday, June 13.
An eyewitness said that car carrying three passengers was on the bridge when it collapsed, adding that the driver and passengers dived into the canal and died before they could be rescued.
The emergency response team is currently at the scene making efforts to retrieve the car and bodies.
Many vehicles burnt as tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
In a related report, a number of vehicles were destroyed in a tanker explosion at Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Tuesday, June 22.
Ahmed Umar, the Ogun state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the incident.
According to Umar, the tragic incident occurred at about 6.20 am, adding that the explosion occurred in front of Romona trailer park at Ogere.
He said the Ogun State Fire Service arrived at the scene while the FRSC operatives are on the ground managing the traffic situation.