Major part of the road from Minna to Bida road in Niger State has given way as a result of a heavy downpour, leading to hundreds of passengers plying it being stranded in the middle of their journey.
Information reaching us at Greenbarge Reporters online newspaper said that motorists were left in dilemma as crossing from Kakapangi to Minna or vice versa became almost impossible.
Report has it that a long queue of vehicles formed on both sides of the road, with some of the vehicles either returning to Bida or Minna.
It was discovered that those who were coming from the Bida end were forced to follow the longer route from Lemu to Zungeru and down to Minna.
The vehicles from the Minna end, according to the findings, turned back to follow the longer route of Minna-Lapai-Agaie–Bida road.
Articulated vehicles that could not turn at the damaged section of the road hired locals to evacuate their goods into hired vehicles at the other end.
Some of those caught in the confusion were those going to Bida to felicitate with the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, on his 70th birthday and 19th year of ascension of the throne of his forbears.
The Niger Government on September 18, 2018, awarded a contract for the dualisation of the 84kms Minna – Bida road to an indigenous construction firm, Dantata and Sawoe.