New bridge in Makurdi, Benue State was hit by a heavy explosion at about 3pm yesterday 17th of June following a collision between a tanker and carrying petrol and a Peugeout 406 vehicle. The explosion caused tension in the area because that was the bridge that links Northern part of Nigeria to the southern part.
An eye-witness confirmed that the blast was vehicles accident, lamented over horrible gridlock and possible casualties.
Security operatives had to divert traffic from the ever-busy new bridge to the old bridge, Northbank, Makurdi. The information on the number of victims was not available at the time of filing the present report.
The affected bridge is crucial in linking travelers across the River Benue.