Written By Edesiri Vuevu

The bridge linking the North to the West has been closed due to the collapse of a bridge in Niger State.

According to Emecheite Emmanuel, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), a bridge at Tatabu village, on the Mokwa-Jebba road, collapsed on Sunday night.

He added that actions were being put in place to find a solution to the congestion on both sides of the collapsed bridge.

“Our officers and men have been detailed to redirect traffic. We urge motorists to be law abiding and obey our men in order to recover lost time,” he said.

Speaking to a vehicle driver at the scene, Gimba Mohammad, said that, “I got here 8am and I have not moved an inch. We cannot even see what is happening in front. Most drivers have now decided to divert to reach their destination. And we have been held up here for more than five hours”.

Mr. Emecheite, instructed motorists heading for the West to avert Minna, Suleja, Lokoja route and those heading north to follow the Ilorin, Kabba, Lokoja road.