Police confirm 14 dead in Jigawa auto crash

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FILE: Members of the FRSC rescue victims of accident

By Muhammad Nasir Bashir/Dutse

The police in Jigawa have confirmed the death of 14 persons in an auto crash in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Jigawa Police Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the fatalities to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Dutse.

Shiisu said the accident occurred on Monday at about 7:40 pm, along Ringim-Kano road.

He said eight other people were injured in the accident that occurred at Kwanar Gerawa area of Ringim LGA.

“On August 16, at about 1940hrs a fatal motor accident occured that involved a Golf-3 car with registration number BH 628 DKA driven by one Magaji Yakubu of Timbau village in Gezawa LGA of Kano State.

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“Yakubu, who was heading to Ringim, had head on collision with another oncoming Golf-3 vehicle with registration number TRN 541 AA driven by one Usman Isyaku of Dausayi village, also in Gezawa.

“The accident occurred at Kwanar Gerawa and both vehicles were carrying passengers. As a result, 14 passengers, comprising seven males and seven females lost their lives,” Shiisu said.

He identified the females who died as Zainab Hamza, 35; Hauwa Hamza, 50, Gadatu Adamu, 40, Bilkisu Harisu, 25, Ilham kamilu, 27, Bilkisu kamilu, 25 and Hajjo Yusuf, 60.

The Spokesman further gave the names of the males as Usman Isiyaku, 38; Nura Umar 35, Abdullahi Yahaya, 40, Adamu Ahmad, 30, Abdullahi Garba, 30 and Yawale Salihu, 7.

According to him, the eight injured passengers are receiving treatment at General Hospital, Ringim.