8 dead, 15 injured in Jigawa road accident


Eight people have been reported killed and 15 others seriously injured in a road accident along the Malam Madori-Birniwa road in Jigawa State.

The accident, which happened on Sunday night, involved three commercial vehicles—Golf 3, J5, and Hilux (Akori-kura)—carrying passengers from Jaji-Maji Market in Yobe State, according to a witness who spoke to DAILY POST.

He claimed that the head-on collision that caused the fatalities was a result of overspeeding and risky overtaking.

The incident was also confirmed to DAILY POST by Alhaji Baba, the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) in Birniwa LGA.

He further stated that the dead and the injured were taken to Birniwa General Hospital.

According to him, 15 people were hurt and are currently receiving medical attention, while six passengers have been confirmed dead.

Birniwa Local Government Council chairman, Umar Baffa, was among those who attended the funeral prayer for the deceased at Makari village cemetery in Fagi Ward of Birniwa LGA.

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