A bridge connecting the road to Oba Akoko and Ikun Akoko in Akoko North Local Council Area of Ondo State has been washed off by flood.

SaharaReporters gathered that local travellers were stranded on one side of the bridge, as it is the link between Akoko and Ose Local Government Areas.

Adekunle Wasiu, a local farmer, told our correspondent that residents of the affected communities explained that other routes such as Ipele and Isua roads, which would have been the shortest alternatives, were already in various stages of disrepair.

"The rain washed off the bridge and we now have to travel through a longer route, for a journey that used to last between 10 and 15 minutes.

"The other routes, which would have been preferable to the Idoani road, are in terrible conditions, as robbers are known to ply those routes.

"So, we are using this medium to call on the authorities to immediately come to our aid and build the bridge,” he said.

Pa Isijola Ayewunmi, a village head, also called on the state government to “rescue the locals” by helping them construct the bridge.

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