Seven people have been killed and two others injured in an accident that occurred along Bauchi-Jos federal highway on Thursday.
The Sector Commander of the State Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) Yusuf Abdullahi confirmed the incident.
He said “Nine people, all male, were involved in the accident with two of them injured and evacuated to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for treatment, while corpses of the seven dead people were deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital.”
Abdullahi said the two vehicles involved are commercial vehicles, a Sharon mini bus with registration number YLA 88 ZY while the Toyota has registration number KUJ 182 TU. The two vehicles were coming from opposite directions.
He said that the accident occurred at about 12.30 pm today and was reported at about 12.35 pm at Haka Yafi village along Bauchi–Jos.
He said that the possible cause of the accident was speed violation by the two drivers. Mustapha Adamu drove the Sharon while the name of the other driver could not be ascertained immediately during the rescue operation by personnel of the FRSC.
Abdullahi said items recovered from the scene of the accident included six various models of mobile phones and the sum of N109,090 while all the obstructions have been cleared for smooth traffic.