Flash flooding in Jigawa State on Sunday washed away a bridge in the Gwaram Local Government Area of the state.
The bridge is strategic because it is along the highway connecting the area to communities in Kano State and parts of the North-east region.
Last year August, the bridge collapsed killing at least 21 people among whom were applicants to the military who were returning home.
The state government subsequently announced a diversion of traffic from the highway linking the state with Kano and the North-east over concerns about the stability of bridges along the road.
On Sunday, the police urged commuters to use alternative routes.
“Given this, road users should seek alternative or use the diversion created by the authority, the police spokesperson, Lawan Adam, said in a statement.
According to him, the bridge located at Rabadi Village on Gwaram/ Basirka road collapsed as a result of a downpour last night.