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Hundreds of Communities Cut-Off as Flood Destroys Roads, Bridges in Jigawa

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Muhammad Garba

Over ten roads, several bridges, and culverts that linked hundreds of communities in Jigawa state were destroyed by devastating floods ravaging the state.

70 people were confirmed dead, over 10,000 displaced and hundreds of communities were also cut- off as a result of bridges, culverts collapsed, and roads damaged.

Speaking to journalists in his office, the Director of Engineering Services Jigawa Road Maintenance Agency, Engr Yusif Abdullahi said, they have been working day and night to reclaim some roads and bridges to reconnect the affected communities with other parts of the country.

He explained that, some of the roads damaged included: Dutse- Madobi-Gambarin, Kiyawa- Jahun- Gujungu, Karnaya-Gabarin, Chaichai-Ringim, Guru Kadara, Kiyawa- Birnin Kudu, Gwaram- Basirika and Ringim- Gidan Large among others.

Engr Yusif stated that some of the roads were already reclaimed through temporary measures, and some were renovated while work is going on in some places to provide alternative or temporary measures that can allow people access to outside communities.

According to him, the major challenge they are facing is how to access the damaged site as the flooding continues raging havoc in the affected areas.

Engr Yusuf then called on the people of the state to continue cooperating with the state government as the authority is doing its best to minimize the difficulties they are facing as a result of the flooding and roads collapsed across the state.

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