Auto Crash

A road accident that happened along Hadejia-Kano road in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa has claimed the lives of not less than eight persons.

The spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state, Mr Adamu Abdullahi, said the accident happened on Sunday evening.

“Our men were returning from Hadejia when the accidents happened and they assisted in rescuing survivors and taking those who died on the spot to a nearby hospital,’’ Abdullahi said.

According to an eyewitness, identified as Alhaji Salisu Sani, he said the happened when an articulated vehicle wrongly overtook a vehicle, hence leading to a car and a jeep head on collision.

Jigawa Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission Angus Ibezim confirmed the incident, saying: “We received a report about it and we are not happy about it.’’

He advised motorists to desist from speeding