At least six person have lost their lives, while others sustained various degrees of injuries in a fatal motor accident.
The incident happened on Monday at about 11:30 a.m. along Hadejia-Kano road in Hadejia local Government Area of Jigawa State, after they escorted a bride to her house.
Spokesman of the Jigawa State Police command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident to Daily Post.
He explained that “the accident involved a Lexus car, black in colour, with Reg. no. AAA 153 EA, driven by a 30-year-old man, Habib Habib of Yalleman Quarters Kaugama Kaugama local Government, while carrying eight (8) passengers after they have conveyed a bride from Hadejia to Yalleman town.”
According to him “On reaching Gidan Sugar, on their way back to Hadejia, while on speed, both the rear and front tyres were removed; the driver lost control, the vehicle somersaulted and rammed into the bush.
“On receipt of the report, a team of Policemen swung into action and visited the scene, victims were evacuated and rushed to General Hospital Hadejia for treatment.”
He said six persons were confirmed dead by a medical doctor, while other three passengers are receiving treatment.
Shiisu said the corpses were released to relatives of the deceased for burial arrangements.