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Bauchi-Gombe road: FRSC sensitises motorists on alternative routes

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Bauchi-Gombe road: FRSC sensitises motorists on alternative routes

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says it has embarked on sensitisation of motorists on alternative routes to neighbouring states following the collapse of Bauchi – Gombe highway.

 

FRSC Sector Commander in charge of Bauchi State, Patrick Ikaba disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Bauchi.

 

NAN reports that the road collapsed due to flooding resulting from heavy downpour on Sunday.

The situation forced some of the motorists travelling from the Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba to Abuja and other parts of the country to take alternative route through Gombe – Dukku -Darazo -Bauchi road.

He said the Corps had provided cordon tapes, reflective cones, deployed personnel at 50 metres to the affected area to control traffic and avert accident.

“We are ensuring safety at the washed off point under rehabilitation, and we have provided red flags at 50 to 100 metres away from the scene.

“This is done in order to alert on coming motorists of the danger ahead,” he said.

Ikaba further called on all motorists plying the road to be patient as the site engineers had promised that the road would become free by end of the week.

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Bandits shoot 40 dead, sack Plateau community

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Bandits in their numbers reportedly attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase local government area of Plateau State, killing more than 40 persons, including vigilantes.

 

According to residents of the community, the incident occurred around 5: pm, on Monday, when people were going about their normal activities.

 

The residents said but they could not immediately report the incident due to the poor communication network in the area.

According to Sahpi’i Sambo, a youth leader in the area, who also confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, the bandits arrived at the community on motorcycles – two on a bike – with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically.

He said “More than 40 people were killed while many injured. Residents of the village have fled to neighbouring communities for cover. As of yesterday, security personnel had not yet arrived at the community. It was deadly,” Sambo said.

Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, had not responded to inquiry by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

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Ex-Sports Minister laments after hospital neglected him for hours over N80000 deposit

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A former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has recounted how a hospital in Plateau State did not attend to him because of the non-payment of the admission deposit.

 

Dalung said he fell ill on Wednesday, May 8, and went to the unnamed hospital for treatment but that the hospital refused to give him treatment because he had yet to make an admission deposit despite holding his medical records. The former minister said he regained partial consciousness later and transferred the deposit before he was attended to.

 

“I took ill on Wednesday, arrived at the hospital & shortly became unconscious after doctor’s interviews. Was ferried into emergency ward but abandoned for over 4 hrs due to non payments of admission deposits. Regained partial consciousness later did the transfer of deposit.

After that, I fell into unconsciousness again for about 7 hours. To God be the glory, I have been discharged after 3 days & recovering. Were it not for partial consciousness to pay the deposits, I would have been Mr. late. Many Nigerians have gone this way. Where is our humanity?

I was then admitted into the ward and given medical attention. This is the hospital that has my medical records. The last medical checkup I did about 2 months ago was there, but suddenly, I became a stranger because of non payments of deposits even with the so-called name. Hmmmm”

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