Army reconstructs collapsed ATBU bridge

Nigeria Army has made good on its promise to reconstruct the metal bridge which collapsed at the Gubi Permanent Campus of Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa University, (ATBU), Bauchi which led to the death of four students.

When our correspondent visited the site, Army Engineers were seen reconstructing the bridge to make it a normal standard bridge that can stand the test of time and serve the purpose of shuttling for the students between the hostels and the academic areas.

Though no one at the site was ready to make comments on the development, it is believed that the project is directly funded by the Army authorities as all the workers are military personnel.


When contacted on the development, Director of Public Relations of the institution, Dr Andee Iheme said that “On August 5, 2019, you will recall that a pedestrian bridge collapsed at ATBU and three students lost their lives. Here, the Nigerian Army is fulfilling her promise of building a standard bridge across the stream in which the students drowned.”

He added, “Thank you our able and gallant soldiers for being true to your promise. You have indeed demonstrated that you are true Nigerians who are ready to give all in order to keep Nigeria moving forward.”

On other organizations and individuals who promised one form of intervention or the other, Andee Iheme expressed optimism that none of them will fail because according to him they are all patriotic Nigerians who will always keep to their promises no matter what.

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