Confusion As Rainfall Demolishes Link Bridge In Ondo
This is apparently not the best of time for the people of Ondo North senatorial district.
From kidnapping to armed robbery and road accident, the region has, in the last few months, dominated the news headlines for negative development.
While the cry and the hue from residents continue to fall on deaf hears, the recent occurrence has constituted a speck in the eyes that calls for an urgent response.
About six major towns in the area have reportedly been disjointed from one another through the collapse of a link bridge.
The bridge, which was said to have linked Ido-Ani, Oba -Akoko, Ipe, Supare, Ikun and Afo -Akoko had been in a sorry state before it was finally washed off by the heavy downpour that lasted for several hours over the weekend.
"We have been calling the attention of the state government on the bridge for almost a year now and nothing was done. There was a time some people came from the ministry of works to do an inspection on it and promised to come back in two weeks’ time. That was the last we heard of them.
"Since the collapse of the bridge, our people especially the market women have been finding it difficult to access neighboring towns. It’s like we have been completely cut off from the rest of the state." Said Segun Oyegbola, a resident of Oba Akoko.
Also, another resident of an affected town, Foluso Oyeniran maintained that the development has led to an increase in the spate of robbery attacks in the town.
"Hardly will there be a week that armed robbers will not operate in this area because there is no how police can gain access to us easily.
"There are no roads and now the link bridge has been collapsed. All we need is the quick intervention of the government to come to our aid."
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