Flood caused by a heavy downpour has washed away part of the major road between Bauchi and Gombe States in Kirfi local government area, thereby cutting off the north-East sub region from other parts of the country.
THISDAY checks revealed that the heavy downpour on Sunday morning, caused flooding on a portion of the Bauchi-Gombe road and washed away the bridge at Kaljanga village in Kirfi local government area of Bauchi State, thereby cutting the zone from other parts of the country.
THISDAY also learnt that the development has left many travellers stranded on both sides of the highway as some of them had to make a detour to alternate and longer routes to access their destinations.
Inspecting the level of damage, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed expressed worry that the situation would affect commercial activities in region.
Mohammed, therefore called on the federal government to look into the problem by providing immediate solution for commuters passing through Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba States.
He also called on the federal government to review the rehabilitation of the Bauchi road project that was awarded in 2018.
The governor lamented that the present situation was worrisome considering the hardship motorists and residents of the area were battling with and stressed the need for immediate intervention by the federal government.
Mohammed, who also charged the company handling the rehabilitation project to expedite action in ensuring timely completion, urged the federal government to reconstruct the entire Bauchi-Gombe road.
He noted that the busiest corridor was neglected by the previous administration.
The representative of the contracting firm, Haidar Ibrahim, assured that the work would be done in three days’ time.