A bridge linking Jalingo and Wukari at Maraban Gassol in Taraba State has collapsed due to heavy rainfall experienced on Wednesday evening. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola revealed the incident in a statement signed by Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, Director of Information in the ministry in Abuja.
In a bid to cushion the buildup of traffic on the highway, the minister urged motorists to make use of an alternate route through Jalingo-Garba Chede-Bali-Takum-Katsina Ala, adding that the contractor on the axis had been mobilized to commence emergency palliative work.
Meanwhile, He said Boboye Oyeyemi, the corps marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), had deployed road marshals to the scene of the incident to ease the diversion of traffic on the route.
Fashola said motorists and the general public would be informed of further developments on the route as the palliative work progresses.