A Heavy downpour has ravaged Sumawa bridge in Misau local government area of Bauchi State forcing residents to cut off ties with nearby communities in Jigawa State.
The bridge WikkiTimes gathered links communities from Misau and Darazo local governments of Bauchi State through Basirka to Gwaram local government of Jigawa State.
Alhaji Mohammed Shehu, Village of Beti said the bridge is the only link between the people and Misau town and it passed up to Basirka of Gwaram LGA of Jigawa state, as such the people have been cut off from the town.
The Village head said the people of the area are now in need of an urgent intervention from relevant authorities to reconstruct the bridge.
He said at the moment, anybody who wants to cross over to the outside world from Sumawa they must pass through the river which is filled with water.
Alhaji Shehu said Beti is an ancient town with abundant arable land, stressing that the majority of the people are farmers and traders who now have no means of transportation as a result of the collapse of the mini bridge, saying that there is a high degree of anxiety among the people whenever they see any sign of rainfall.
He called on the people of his domain to be extra careful while crossing the water especially when rain falls, adding that they have put some danger signs in the affected area, expressing hope that the relevant authorities will come to their aid within the shortest time considering the significance of the road to the people of the area.
Some of the residents of the Beti interviewed expressed fear that if not rehabilitated, the people will have nowhere to transport their farm produce at the end of the harvest season and the fate of the traders that used to go to markets on daily basis and therefore pleaded with the government to come to their aid.