Jalingo-Wukari federal highway now a death trap - road users lament

Jalingo-Wukari federal highway now a death trap - road users lament

- Residents and road users have decried the terrible state of Jalingo-Wukari highway

- They call on the federal government to come to their aid

- An officer of the federal comptroller of Works in Taraba said that comptroller had gone Abuja with the report of the road for possible quick intervention

Jalingo-Wukari federal highway connecting Benue and other parts of the country has been described as a death trap by commuters and residents.

The residents and road users while lamenting the hardship they face on the road call on the federal government to as a matter of urgency commence repair works on the broken bridges.

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Punch reports that the major bridges along the road mainly at Iware, Namnai and Bimbar have been cut off following heavy rainfalls between July and early August.

According to the news outlet, an officer of the federal comptroller of Works in Taraba said the comptroller had gone Abuja with the report of the road for possible quick intervention.

“We are hoping that the contractor handling the repair of the bridge at Gongola village, RIC ROCK Construction, would be directed to do emergency repair of the road, since they are on the same corridor.

“For now, motorists can manage to pass; but if we discover it’s too dangerous for motorists to use, we will direct them to follow Bali-Takum-Katsina-Ala road,” the official who craved anonymity said.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that suspected thugs in Takum town, Taraba state, have reportedly attacked the convoy of the minister of women affairs, Aisha Alhassan.

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The minister was attacked by youths at Anguwan Dogo area of Taraba state, while she was monitoring the state assembly by-election on Saturday, August 18.

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