FG places bounty on vandals of 2nd Niger Bridge





The federal government Tuesday placed bounty on vandals of the 2nd Niger Bridge and other federal roads nationwide and vowed to prosecute the perpetrators.

This followed a report on the activities of vandals on the superstructure of the 2nd Niger Bridge, particularly the cruel and cowardly incident of destruction of the expansion joints used to absorb the thermal expansions of the 2nd Niger Bridge.

A statement issued in Abuja by Barrister Orji Uchenna Orji, Special Adviser (Media) to the Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi, quoted him as expressing his deep shock that reports of vandalisation are still being recorded despite the presence of the private security outfit deployed by the Federal Ministry of Works to man the area.


Umahi condemned the destruction of the expansion joints as a deliberate act of sabotage on a key national infrastructure that has immense socio-economic benefits to the contiguous States and indeed the entire nation.

“The Honourable Minister of Works, His Excellency, Sen. Nweze David Umahi, receives a report on the activities of vandals on the superstructure of the 2nd Niger Bridge, particularly the cruel and cowardly incident of destruction of the expansion joints used to absorb the thermal expansions of the 2nd Niger Bridge.

“He expresses deep shock that reports of vandalization are still being recorded despite the presence of the private security utility deployed by the Federal Ministry of Works to man the area.

“The Honourable Minister condemns in the strongest terms this ruthless destruction of the expansion joints as a deliberate act of sabotage on a key national infrastructure that has immense socio-economic benefits to the contiguous States and indeed the entire Nation.

“It is saddening that a human being with the right senses could destroy such a critical and strategic treasure that catalyses Nigeria’s socio-economic advancement,” the statement said.