No fewer than 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.
The victims were said to have escorted a bride to her husband’s house and were returning home when the unfortunate incident occurred.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Lawal Adam, said the driver of the vehicle which had eight persons inside, lost control of the wheel and the vehicle somersaulted several times, leading to the death of the six persons.
”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.
“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.”
Adam mentioned that six persons were confirmed dead by a medical doctor, while the other three passengers are receiving treatment.
He added that the bodies of the deceased persons have been released to their relatives for burial arrangements.
The Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, CP Aliyu Sale Tafida consoled the Jigawa State Government and the families of the deceased.
He further warned road users to avoid overloading, over speeding, hard drugs, alcohol and night journeys.