The police in Jigawa have confirmed the death of 21 people in Sunday’s auto crash in the Gwaram local government area.
The spokesperson for the police command, Lawan Shiisu, said the crash occurred after a hummer bus, conveying 18 passengers from Kano to Adamawa, and an unregistered lorry with three passengers fell into a broken culvert covered by floodwater.
“Today, at about 6:00 a.m., we received a distress call from Radabi Village that an accident occurred on the Gwaram-Basirka Road.
The accident occurred after one hummer bus with registration number FYK 406 ZA, and a canter lorry fell into a broken culvert full of water,” stated the police.
The statement added, “Victims were evacuated to Basirka Hospital, where 21of the passengers were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.”
Mr Shiisu explained that one of the passengers, 26-year-old Simon Chinapi from Mubi in Adamawa, survived the crash.
The Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Tafida, visited the scene and directed a prompt and discrete investigation into the incident.
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