Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna
At least 12 people were killed and 25 others were injured in a fatal car accident along the 26th kilometer of Kaduna-Abuja highway on Wednesday.
It was said that the accident that happened on Wednesday morning on the trailer was caused by speeding.
Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and internal affairs, who said this, noted that the state government received the information through security agencies.
The commissioner, who led the patrol’s executive team, said 25 injured passengers were currently being treated at an undiscovered hospital, while unidentified cattle were killed in the crash.
Aruwan quoted Malama Governor Nasir El-Rufai as expressing grief over the incident and sympathizing with the families of the deceased just as he wanted the injured to recover quickly.
The governor, he said, also warned citizens moving on the highway to refrain from dangerous and potentially disastrous practices “such as speeding, overloading, reckless driving and driving against the flow of traffic, which the Kaduna state government banned a week ago.
The Commissioner also called on passengers and other road users to comply with the traffic ban.
“The government of the state of Kaduna has received a report from the security agencies on the fatal traffic accident that happened this morning on kilometer 26 of the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
“Twelve (12) people died in the accident, with 25 injured, who are now being treated at the hospital. A few cattle also killed in an accident.
“The crane was set up to remove two dead bodies mutilated and trapped under the wreckage of the trailer.
“The crash site has been cleared and security agencies have ensured normal traffic flow along the route,” a commissioner at the crash site said.