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How 14 Travellers On The Way To Lagos Perished In Kebbi State Auto Crash

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 13th Dec, 2022 - tori.ng

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kebbi State Police Command, SP Nafiu Abubakar confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.

 

As many as 14 people perished and lost their lives on Monday after a horrific accident along the Jega/Koko Road in Kebbi State.

It was learnt that 22 cows also died as a result of the accident.

The accident was to have happened when a truck conveying passengers and cows from Illela local government area of Sokoto State en route to Lagos State hit another truck parked by the roadside (shoulder) at Dada village, Koko/Besse local government area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kebbi State Police Command, SP Nafiu Abubakar confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.

The statement reads; “On December 12, at about 0530hrs, there was a fatal motor vehicle accident along Jega/Koko road. The accident occurred when a truck with Reg. No. SRZ 518 XS, Sokoto State, driven by a yet-to-be-identified person, conveying passengers and cows from Illela LGA of Sokoto State, heading for Lagos State, hit a stationed truck parked by the shoulder of the road side at Dada village, Koko/Besse LGA of Kebbi State. As a result, 40 passengers sustained various degrees of injuries.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora instantly rushed to the scene, evacuated the victims to the General Hospital, Koko, for treatment, where a medical doctor confirmed fourteen (14) dead, while the remaining victims are currently responding to treatment. Similarly, twenty two (22) cows also died as a result of the accident.

“CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora also prayed for the souls of the departed to have an eternal rest and may their immediate families have the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, Amin”, he said.

"The CP called on the NURTW, NARTO and other road users to always ensure they emplace adequate safety measures in their vehicles and be conscious while driving, with a view to preventing future re-occurrence.

“They are therefore advised to observe speed limit, avoid recklessness and be more careful while driving especially during the festive period,” he stated.



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