Five Police Cadets Die In Kano Auto Crash
Five police cadets of the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano and a civilian have died in an auto crash at Maraban-Gwanda, along Kano-Zaria Expressway on Sunday.
The accident, which happened at about 8:30 am also had several people injured, according to eyewitnesses.
According to a colleague of the deceased, Suhail Saulawa who shared the tragic news on his Twitter handle, @cadet_suhail, one of the deceased was A.M Bello while three others were simply identified as Yamad, Dabiri and Ayisha.
He said that they were travelling to their various destinations on a bus when a Golf car ran into them.
It was gathered that officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and some policemen rescued the survivors and took them to St Lukes Hospital, Wusasa, Zaria.
The Federal Road Safety Corps’ Public Education Officer of the FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem, who confirmed the crash, said the corpses of the victims had been handed over to their families.
According to him, the accident was caused by speed violation; while two vehicles – a Ford transit white bus with the number plate, KMC 274 YW, and a black Volkswagen Golf – were involved. The number plate of the Golf car could not be ascertained because the whole vehicle was burnt.