23rd May, 2016
The Bauchi State Police Command confirmed on Monday that four persons died in an auto crash on the Jos-Bauchi Road.
Haruna Mohammed, the command’s Public Relations Officer, in a statement in Bauchi, said that the accident followed a head on collision between a commercial vehicle and Opel Vectra car.
Mohammed gave the particulars of the vehicles as Opel Vectra, registered TRR 744 BAU and a Volkswagen Sharon with registration number ALK 238 XA.
He explained that the accident occurred at about 2.30 pm on Sunday at Tashan Durumi on the Bauchi-Jos highway.
Mohammed said that a police patrol team attached to Toro Division conveyed the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBU), Bauchi.
He said that four persons, including drivers of the two vehicles were later certified dead by a medical doctor, while seven other occupants of the vehicles were responding to treatment.
Mohammed gave the names of the four deceased persons as Abdullahi Mamman, 45, of Takandan, Adamu Saleh, 25, Francis Agolu, a student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, and Aliyu Umar, 46, from Gombe State.
The spokesman called on members of the public whose relations might have embarked on a journey from Gombe to Bauchi, to visit the hospital for identification of their relatives.
He said that the case was under investigations to ascertain the actual cause of the accident.