Mokwa-Jebba: Road closed as bridge collapses in Nigeria

Mokwa-Jebba bridgeThe bridge after Mowo Junction on the Mokwa-Jebba road collapsed in the early hours of Sunday leading to closure of the road.

Bisi Kazeem, spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), alerted the public over the collapse of the bridge in a statement on Sunday.

He said the bridge, which is 18 kilometre from Mokwa town in Niger state, caved-in following a downpour.

“Vehicular movement from both sides of the road is affected,” Kazeem said.

“Motorists are advised to take Lokoja road if going to Lagos and Abuja in the interim.”

Mokwa-Jebba Road is a major transit route for travelers between Abuja and Ilorin.

Kazeem said the scene of the incident is about one kilometre from Tatabu Bridge, which collapsed last in 2017 and was fixed by the federal government.

He said vehicular traffic had been affected on both sides of the road, and that there was no thoroughfare at the moment.

Kazeem said Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshall, had ordered immediate deployment of more personnel and logistics on the alternative route to manage the anticipated rise in traffic.

“Oyeyemi, therefore, calls for caution among the motoring public while the bridge is being fixed,” he said.

“He has also ordered strict traffic surveillance by operatives of the corps at the bridge head to avert any mishap.”

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