By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has warned Motorists of a failed culvet arising from the heavy downpour flood.
The Corps Marshal announced alternative routes for the motoring public travelling through Abuja-Yola Road and those travelling from the north-eastern part of the country to the North Central.
The alternative routes were made known on Sunday in a statement by Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Bisi Kazeem, which noted that the advisory had become necessary because of heavy rainfall in the early hours of the day.
The statement noted that the affected area was KM 118 Bauchi-Gombe Road where a culvert was washed away, making the road not motorable.
See the full statement below:
In order to ensure safe trips during the raining seaosn, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Dauda Ali Biu has advised motoring public traveling through Abuja-Yola road and those traveling from Northeasten part of the country to the North Central to ply alternative route listed below.
This advisory had become necessary because there has been a heavy rainfall in the early hours of today, which lasted for some hours.
According to report gathered from our operatives from the field, there was a failed culvert at Kalajaga village.
This is km118 Bauchi-Gombe road whereby the heavy rainfall washed away the culvert between Bauchi to Gombe, making the road not motorable.
The culvert is completely washed away and road cut off and alternative route is advised.
Therefore, Motorists from Abuja heading to Yola should go through Abuja-Jos-Bauchi-Darazo-Duku-Gombe-Yola. While Motorist from Yola to Abuja: should ply Yola-Gombe-Duku-Darazo-Bauchi-Jos-Abuja respectively.
The Corps however, solicits maximum cooperation of the motoring public on this development while the Corps will also continue to update the public periodically on further developments.
FRSC operatives are fully on ground controlling traffic and diverting vehicles at the affected section of the road and ensuring safety for all.
Bisi Kazeem fsi
Assistant Corps Marshal ACM
Corps Public Education Officer(CPEO
Federal Road Safety Corps
13 August 2023