PICTORIAL: Truck Drivers, Cattle Stranded on Dilapidated Niger Highway

Truck drivers plying Wawa Road to the ancient city of New Bussa in Niger State, were trapped on the road with loaded trucks.

Some of them, especially those conveying cattle had to offload before passing through the muddy road.

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In the process, some of the cattle died on the life-threatening road.

Olatunji Yusuf Yekini, a source familiar with the road, disclosed that the road links to major markets in the Borgu kingdom in New Bussa.

“A lot of animals worth thousands of naira lost their lives at this same scene yesterday night,” Yekini said, suggesting that an alternative route needs to be provided. 

“This road links to all the big markets in Borgu kingdom,” he added.

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WikkiTimes understands that poor road network is one of the many challenges bedevilling Niger State. Sadly, power-seeking politicians have turned the menace to a perpetual point of manifesto.

For instance, Minna-Bida road have been claiming lives since 2017 to date. Three years ago, the Abubakar Sani Bello-led administration awarded it to Dantata and Sawoe conducting company with an 18-month deadline. However, it remains a death trap it is known for.

During this rainy season, WikkiTimes learnt that the road has failed more than three times.

Other deadly roads in the state include, Minna-Kontagora, Lapai-Muye, Bida-Suleja among other state-owned highways. Minna-Kontagora and Bida-Suleja are federal highways.


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