By Muhammad Aminu
A fatal accident has claimed the lives of six (6) persons on their way to Hadejia in Jigawa State after conveying a bride to her matrimonial home on Sunday.
The victims were returning to Hadejia after they conveyed a relative-bride to her matrimonial home in Yalleman town. Jigawa State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Lawan Adamu, said in a statement that a black Lexus vehicle somersaulted when its tyres busted abruptly and the driver lost control.
“The accident involved a motor vehicle, Lexus, black in colour with Reg No. AAA 153 EA, driven by one Habib Habib Tall ‘M’, age 30yrs of Yalleman Quarters, Kaugama LGA. The car carried eight (8) passengers who conveyed the bride from Hadejia to Yalleman.
“On reaching Gidan Sugar, on their way back to Hadejia, while on motion, both the rear and front tyres were removed, and the driver lost control, the vehicle somersaulted and swarmed by the roadside, the statement noted.
According to the Police Spokesman, only two persons survived the accident, while a doctor confirmed the others dead.
He said: “Six persons were confirmed and certified dead by a medical doctor while receiving treatment. They are; Baba Rabi’a Aliyu ‘f’ age 50yrs; Ummi Abubakar ‘f’ age 30yrs; Aisha Soja ‘f’ age 27yrs; Radiya Turaki ‘f’ age 3yrs; Kabir Sani ‘m’ age 2 and a half yrs, all of Wunti Quarters Hadejia LGA; and Habib Habib Tall ‘m’ age 30yrs of Yalleman Quarters, Kaugama LGA.”
He said the remains of the deceased had been released to their relatives for burial arrangements. He said the survivors are on admission receiving treatment at Hadejia General Hospital.
He further advised motorists to be checking their vehicle’s tyres, brakes and other essential parts before embarking on any journey.
The Police, therefore, cautioned drivers to avoid overloading, overspeeding, using hard drugs, alcohol and on a night journey to avert fatal accidents on roads.
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