The Niger state government has declared a state of emergency on federal roads following the collapse of two bridges in Tatabu and Bokani villages in Mokwa Local government areas.
The bridges are in Bokani village in Makera Tegina road and Tatabu village, which link the northern part of the country with the west.
They collapsed between June 4 and June 11 after heavy rainfall.
A rail line that links western and northern parts of the country also collapsed as a result of flood from heavy rainfall.
Jonathan Vatsa, the state Commissioner for Information, told newsmen on Wednesday shortly after inspecting the bridges and the rail line that the federal roads in the state have become dead traps.
“There is no guarantee of life on these roads and therefore, on behalf of the acting Governor Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, Niger state as a government thereby declared a state of emergency on federal roads in the state.