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Six killed, 10 injured in Bauchi-Kano Highway crashes

Six killed, 10 injured in Bauchi-Kano Highway crashes
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that 46 persons died in road accidents at the Old Toll-Gate corridor on the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway between January 2014 and May 2020.

Six people have been killed in multiple crashes that occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 4.05pm involving a vehicle belonging to Zamfara State Government and two other vehicles.

Ten other people were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash that involved 16 people.

The crash happened at Gumero Village about 15 kilometres to Kafin Madaki, Ganjuwa Local Government Area, along Bauchi – Kano Highway in Bauchi State.

The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi Sector Command, Assistant Corp Marshall, Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed the crash to newsmen.

He said that the vehicle belonging to the Zamfara State Government, a white Toyota Hiace Bus, was that of the Ministry of Justice, Gusau.

He added that the other two were private vehicles, a saloon car and Peugeot 406 with registration number KNT503JF.

Abdullahi said that the fatal crash was caused by wrongful overtaking.

He said, “After we got the call, our men from the Ningi Station Office immediately responded within 10 minutes and got to the scene for the rescue operation.

“They evacuated the 16 people involved in the crash to the hospital. The 16 people comprise five male adults, seven female adults, three male children and one female child.

“The victims were taken to Kafin Madaki and Ningi General Hospitals for confirmation and treatment. It was at the hospital that six people were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

“Those who lost their lives include six people made up of four male adults, one female adult and one male child.

“The remaining 10 people sustained varying degrees of injuries. They comprise of one male adult, six female adults, two male children and one female child.”

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