No fewer than nine persons have been confirmed dead in Abuja road crash.
Naijanewshub.com.ng gathered that Nine persons have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured in a fatal crash on Sunday along Yangoji- Abaji Road in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Abuja.
Mr. Bisi Kazeem,Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO),Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a Statement on Sunday in Abuja.
He said that the crashed bus was coming from Osun State while heading to Katsina State, but unfortunately crashed into a stationary trailer.
This, he explained, was at Sabongari village, near Gadabiyu, along Abaji – Yangoji, adding that the FIR has been forwarded by Zebra16 Abaji.
“Twenty-two people were involved in the crash. They were all male. 10 were Injured and nine were killed. First aid was given to two.
“The FRSC recovered N3,170, six bags and 4 different mobil phones.
“The rescue was joint team of zebra 6 Yangoji, zebra 6, 16 Abaji and police.
“However, the injured victims rescued, have been taken to the General Hospital Abaji by zebra16 and police on patrol.
“While the nine corpses were deposited in mortuary at General Hospital, Kwali.
“Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force, (NPF) Kwali division has taken over the investigation,” he explained.
Kazeem quoted the Acting Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, as saying that the crash was a result of dangerous overtaking and eventual loss of control.
The Acting Corps Marshal stressed that crashes at night were more fatal than others in day time.
He reiterated that the Corps would continue to redouble its efforts by constantly engaging the motoring public nationwide, through aggressive awareness and sensitisation campaign, until the desired result was achieved.
Biu advised vehicle owners to ensure that their vehicles were in order before they put them on the road, to avoid road crashes, especially at night.