Fatal Accident Leaves At Least Eight Dead In Jigawa State

No fewer than eight persons died in an accident involving two cars on Hadejia-Kano Road in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Mr. Adamu Abdullahi, the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in the state, said that the accident occurred on Sunday evening. “Our men were returning from Hadejia when the accidents happened and they assisted in rescuing survivors and in taking those who died on the spot to a nearby hospital,” Abdullahi said. According to Vanguard, an eyewitness, who gave his name as Alhaji Salisu Sani, said that the accident occurred when an articulated vehicle made a wrong overtaking that resulted in the collision by the two vehicles. Jigawa State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Angus Ibezim, confirmed the incident, saying “we received a report about it and we are not happy.” He advised motorists to desist from speeding under whatever circumstances.