A GHASTLY motor
accident has claimed
the lives of 10 people in
Bauchi State.
According to the state
Police Public Relations
Officer, SP Haruna
Muhammad, a commercial
motorcyclist known as
and nine passengers of a
commercial vehicle were
killed on Sunday in two
separate road accidents in
Bauchi.
Haruna disclosed that
the first accident occurred
near VIO office along
Bauchi -Jos road that
involved a Honda Accord
car with registration
number, GME-762-
HP, driven by a soldier
attached to 301 Brigade
Gombe, Capt I. D Ekpo,
whose tyre busted and
he lost control and hit a
maroon coloured Boxer
motorcycle with Reg No
FNN355Q-An.
The PPRO added that
the cyclist, Muddafa
Kabiru, of Nasarawa
Jahun, Bauchi, and his
female passenger, Hanifa
Abdulaziz of Yelwan
Makaranta quarters,
Bauchi, sustained various
degrees of injuries.
He said victims were
evacuated by the police
patrol team attached
to GRA division to the
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

University Teaching
Hospital, Bauchi, for
treatment, where the
commercial motorcyclist
was certified dead by a
medical doctor while his
20 year old passenger
sustained fracture on her
leg.
In a related development,
nine people were killed in
another fatal accident on
the same day involving a
commercial hummer bus
with registration number
FKA -328 XA conveying 22
passengers.
Police spokesman said
the accident occurred
along Azare- Bulkachuwa
road, and the driver,
Garba Mohammed of
Ndiski Ward, Potiskum,
was on high speed and
the rear tyre busted, the
vehicle somersaulted and
crashed inside the bush.
“As a result, victims
sustained various degrees
of injuries and
police patrol team
attached to Azare Division
visited the scene and
rushed casualties to
Federal medical Centre
Azare for treatment and
nine passengers, including
the driver were certified
dead while 13 others are
responding to treatment.”
SP Haruna stated
that the corpses had
been deposited at the
mortuary for postmortem
examination.


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