Communities in Michika and Madagali Local Government Areas of Adamawa State have been cut off from the rest of the state after a heavy downpour on Tuesday.
A heavy downpour on Tuesday washed away Dilichim bridge, cutting away communities in Michika and Madagali Local Government Areas from the rest of Adamawa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bridge, constructed over River Yedzaram, had in the past suffered bombing by Boko Haram insurgents.
It had remained in a precarious state for two years since the bombing before it was finally washed away after several hours of rain.
Damian Gurai, the councillor representing Bazza Ward in Michika local government, described the incident as devastating.
“We are now cut off by this development and many people are now stranded; nobody can come to Michika and Madagali, just as nobody can go to Yola and other parts of Adamawa.
“Today is Bazza market day and many traders who came from Mubi and other parts of the state are now stranded at the river bank,” Mr. Gurai said.
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