The downpour witnessed on 28th day of May in Gombe has left some communities in despair.

The rain washed away the major bridge (culvert) linking Libya Gabukka in Akko LGA and the rest of the state.

According to dwellers in Libya, Masina, Kuwait, Nayi Nawa and Wuro Shi'e, the damaged bridge has disconnected them from ‘civilisation.’

The community leaders, who called for peaceful demonstration to show their need for reconstruction of the collapsed bridge, told Bounce News that their homes have never seen development or the dividend of democracy.

They claim to have over five polling units and about 10,000 voters in the area.

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The village head of Libya Isah Mohammed said they have written to inform Gombe state authorities about the washed away bridge, but they still want the public to come to their aid.

“We are hoping government officials will soon to see for themselves what we are passing through in these communities,” Isah said.

“Settlers in Bagadaza, Hammadukafi and Wuro Biriji communities were all affected, so we want government to quickly come to our rescue as this is the only road that connects us to Gombe town”. Malam Sa’idu Sale a resident in Masina said.

Malam Sa’idu said that the communities have been making effort on their own to salvage the situation.

Another resident in Libya, Malam Abubakar told Bounce News that the condition of the bridge (culvert) has made life very tough for them. 

“We are calling on our government to come and help address this problem,” he said.