Four Die in Bauchi Fatal Crash


By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

Four people including a 16 month old baby have been reported killed and eight others injured in fatal motor accidents Thursday at about 3:28pm at Narabi village along Bauchi – Jos Federal Highway.

The Spokesman of the Bauchi State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, stated that the victims were certified dead by a medical doctor at the hospital.

He said “the accident occurred when a fully loaded Daf Truck, red in colour, with REG number XA 149 PKM driven by one Mohammed Ali, (male, (30) of Potiskum, lost control at Narabi town, hit Four vehicles and knocked down pedestrians.

“As a result, Twelve victims sustained various degrees of injuries. “Police Patrol teams attached to Toro division visited the scene and rushed Casualties to General hospital Toro for treatment where four victims including two women pedestrians, 16 Months old baby and one passenger were certified dead by a medical doctor.”

Mohammed, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), added that the “particulars of deceased are Amina Mohammed, female, (47) of Jingre ward in Kaduna State, Ummi Ibrahim, female, (18), a Fifteen months old baby yet unknown and, Nahemia Lamiri, male, (48) of Potiskum.”

The PPRO disclosed that three Corpses were released to relatives for burial after postmortem examinations were conducted while Eight other victims were responding to treatment.

He said that the case was under investigation to ascertain actual cause of the accident.