Hundreds of travellers from Adamawa and Taraba States heading towards the Northwest and North-Central states have been stranded following the collapse of a bridge along Gombe-Yola link road at Lafiya Lamurde.
A traveller Nura Mohammed who is on his way to Abuja told our reporter that the situation is dicey as the incident has forced travellers to take alternative road through Lamurde a muddy, bumpy and risky journey.
“I can tell you that hundreds of travellers are now stranded at Lafiya Lamurde as the bridge has been washed away by heavy downpour.
” We have been forced to take alternative route through Lamurde and I can tell you the journey is brutish as the road is muddy, slippery and risky to traverse.
” Despite the risk, we are going through the unmotorable Lamurde alternative route at a snail pace and only God knows when we will leave this place,” Mohammed said.
The road has been in a state of disrepair despite being contracted for rehabilitation about three years ago.
Because of the shabby nature of the reconstruction coupled with the snail speed at which the work was ongoing, federal government threatened to revoke the contract.
But despite the threat early this year, travellers say the contract was still going on at snail speed making them to be at the receiving end of the bargain.