At least 12 persons were on Thursday killed in an auto crash along the Bauchi -Kano Road, witnesses said.
According to the account of witnesses, 11 of the victims were operatives of a popular local security outfit, called Danga Security, heading back to Bauchi from Ningi, a town about 70km away.
The Commandant of the Danga Security Outfit in Bauchi, Yusuf Hassan, who was in another vehicle, behind the one involved in the crash, said the accident occurred at about 5.00 p.m. at Kafin Liman Village, along Bauchi Ganjuwa road in Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State.
“Nobody is expecting that to happen, we were returning from Ningi to Bauchi, I was in my car and the Hilux that had an accident was conveying my personnel. It was few kilometers ahead of us. It collided with a tanker that lost control and rammed into our Hilux killing all the 11 personnel on the spot, so also the driver of the tanker died.
“I have never seen death of this nature … the 11 personnel received Prayers of janaizza at Gwallaga Mosque Friday and were buried according to Islamic rites at the Bauchi central cemetery along Gombe road.”
The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Bauchi State, Rilwanu Sulaiman, confirmed the incident to GISTNATION MEDIA.
He said the accident occurred at about 5pm, Thursday, following a head-on collision by a White Petroleum Tanker with registration number, GML-534-XA, heading towards Ningi and a White Toyota Hilux conveying Danga Vigilante group members, heading to Bauchi.
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