Kebbi - The Kebbi Deputy Governor,
Alhaji Samaila Yombe, on Monday advised people residing along flood plains to
vacate the areas to avoid disaster.
Yombe gave the advice during an inspection tour of a
collapsed bridge in Suru town.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bridge
linked strategic rural communities in Suru Local Government area with
neighbouring Niger and Benin Republics.
He said it was necessary for all those living in flood prone
areas to vacate, in order to avoid loss of lives and loss of property.
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Yombe said efforts would be made for the immediate repair of
the bridge, given its social and economic relevance to people in the area.
Abdullahi Hassan, who represents Suru Federal Constituency
in the National Assembly, commended the state government for its prompt
response and pledge to immediately rehabilitate the bridge.
He said the bridge which linked various communities, was very
crucial to the social and economic survival of people living in the area.
Some residents of the affected community told NAN that they
had resorted to the use of canoes as a means of transportation.
They therefore appealed to the state government for prompt
rehabilitation of the bridge to ease their difficulties.