At least 11 persons lost their lives on Saturday in an auto crash at Kwanar Gujungu town in Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Jigawa Police Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed this in a statement released in Dutse, Jigawa on Sunday.
Shiisu said the accident occurred on Saturday at about noon, when two vehicles, a Honda saloon with registration number NSR 469 AE, and a Golf wagon with registration number AUY 292 XA had a head-on collision.
He said the Honda car was conveying five passengers, and the driver, identified as Abdullahi Muhammad, while the Golf wagon conveyed four passengers, and the driver identified as Safiyanu Mamu.
“On Saturday, at about 1200hrs, the command recorded a fatal motor vehicle accident which claimed eleven lives at Kwanar Gujungu town, when two vehicles had a head-on collision, as a result of which all the eleven people in both vehicles answered the supreme call on the spot,” he said.
He said a team of personnel from Taura Divisional Police Headquarters rushed to the scene and conveyed the victims to the General Hospital in Taura, where a medical doctor confirmed them dead.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Ahmadu Abdullahi, on behalf of the officers and men of the command, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the immediate deceased’s families, relatives, and well-wishers in this trying moment.
“He prays to Almighty Allah to have mercy on them, forgive their shortcomings, and prevent such ugly incidents,” Shiisu said.