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Sokoto Flooding: Margai Bridge Collapses


A lot of communities have been cut off after the Margai bridge linking the Kebbe Local Government Area with other parts of Sokoto State, collapsed due to the attacks of severe flooding.

Information gathered revealed that a part of the bridge that was constructed during the tenure of Governor Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, has been washed away by the ravaging flood on Tuesday, September 8.

The only alternative route for the inhabitants of the area is over 100 kilometres from Sokoto metropolis,

One of the residents, Malam Anas Dukura has this to say;

“Our people must reach Jega, through a rough route, and then go to Aliero, another local government area in Kebbi State, before coming back to Tambuwal,”

While confirming the incidents, the Sole Administrator of the area, Lawali Marafa Fakku, announced that 9 wards have been affected by the incident.

See photos of the disaster below;

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