Accident scene

On the 15th January 2023, at about 11:PM, there was a fatal motor vehicle accident at Malisa village, Gwandu LGA, along Aliero/Sokoto road.

The accident occurred when a yet-to-be-identified driver of a truck with Registration number SRP 442 XA, Niger State, conveying passengers and cows from Illela LGA of Sokoto State, heading to Lagos State lost control.

It was gathered that the truck on reaching Malisa Junction, the driver lost control of the truck and it fell. As a result, 42 passengers sustained various degrees of injuries.

On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora instantly rushed to the scene, and evacuated the victims to General hospital Gwandu, for treatment, where a medical Doctor confirmed 18 dead, while the remaining victims are currently responding to treatment.

Similarly,  16 cows also died as a result of the accident.

Kontagora also prayed for the souls of the departed to have eternal rest and may their immediate families have the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

The CP however calls on the NURTW, NARTO and other road users to always ensure they emplace adequate safety measures in their vehicles and be conscious while driving, with a view to preventing future reoccurrence.

They are therefore advised to observe the speed limit, avoid overloading, and recklessness and be more careful while driving.

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