Collapsed bridges: Hundreds of Jigawa communities cut-off. Due to the state’s crumbling bridges and culverts, hundreds of towns have been cut off in Jigawa State.
This was said by Engr. Yusif Abdullahi, Director Engineering Services, Jigawa Road Maintenance Agency, JIRMA, when he briefed reporters on the State’s emergency response to the affected areas.
He said that the agency was striving to provide a substitute for the road users in all the impacted locations through the State Ministry of Works.
We have been working day and night to link the impacted areas and regain some highways and bridges.
Collapsed bridges: Hundreds of Jigawa communities cut-off. In addition to others, he listed the following roads as having been damaged: Dutse-Madobi-Gambarin, Kiyawa-Jahun-Gujungu, Karnaya-Gabarin, Chaichai-Ringim, Guru Kadara, Kiyawa- Birnin Kudu, Gwaram-Basirika, and Ringim-Gidan Large.
As flooding continued to cause havoc in the impacted areas, Yusif noted that the main problem the agency was experiencing was how to access the damaged location and deploy equipment. While work is ongoing in certain locations to offer alternate or temporary methods before the water subsides for the major operation, he said that some roads had already been recovered through temporary measures and others had been restored.
Collapsed bridges: Hundreds of Jigawa communities cut-off. The State administration was then urged by Yusif to continue working with the populace in an effort to lessen the hardships that the flood and State-wide road collapse were causing them to experience.
According to DAILY POST, flooding in the State has resulted in approximately sixty fatalities, scores of injuries, and hundreds of displaced individuals.