Farming communities in Yobe suffer set back as Gulani Bridge Collapsed


Farming communities in Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State were cut off after a bridge linking them collapsed since the beginning of this year’s rainy season.

A concerned citizen of Gu­lani revealed that the bridge collapsed since the be­ginning of this year’s rainy season and disconnected them from moving their farm pro­duce to markets especially now that is harvesting period.

He said that it has also affected access to health services and others. Even though it is a federal road, it requires urgent attention of governments at all levelssaying have been patiently awaiting government intervention on the repairs; unfortunately, it has not yet been neither recon­structed nor temporary solu­tion made.

He further explained that the bridge linking Gulani with Teteba collapsed affect­ing communities as vehicles no longer plied the road to Gulani Gari, Garin Tuwo, Borno Kichi, Ruhu, Garin Bauchi, Yelwa and other set­tlements “who happen to be large producers of food items in the area.

“The collapse of the bridge is causing us serious hard­ship, as people now have to go through a very long distance of 15 kilometres, trekking to get out of their villages for their day-to-day activities and the situation is already affecting social and economic activities making it difficult for us to go to our neighbouring Gombe State through Dadin Kowa,” he said.


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