Sixteen Passengers Perish in Commercial Bus Accident along Zaria-Kano Expressway in Kaduna State

Sixteen Passengers Perish in Commercial Bus Accident along Zaria-Kano Expressway in Kaduna State

Tragedy on Zaria-Kano Expressway

A fatal accident unfolded yesterday at Taban Sani Junction, Tashar Yari, along the Zaria-Kano expressway in Kaduna State, claiming the lives of sixteen individuals who were passengers on a commercial bus.

Details of the Incident

Reports obtained on Monday morning revealed that the tragic incident occurred on Sunday around 11:20 am, resulting in four individuals sustaining varying degrees of injuries.

Excessive Speed Cited as Cause

Confirming the incident, Kaduna’s Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kabir Nadabo, attributed the accident to the driver’s excessive speed.

The Toyota Bus, with registration number TRB 674ZG 35XB, veered off the road and collided with a ditch, leading to the devastating loss of lives.

FRSC Emphasizes Road Safety

Nadabo emphasized the severity of the road traffic crash and urged all travelers to refrain from speeding.

He underscored the importance of adhering to traffic rules and regulations to prevent such tragic incidents from occurring in the future.

Kidnapping Saga in the Federal Capital Territory

In a separate incident, seven out of ten individuals abducted in Sagwari Estate in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have regained their freedom from their abductors.

Abductions and Tragic Killings

Gunmen raided the estate, abducting 10 residents amid increasing insecurity in Abuja. Tragically, a student from Bayero University Kano (BUK), Talatu Salihu, a hotel staff member, Akpagher Joseph Terzungwe, and a 13-year-old, Mitchell Ariyo, lost their lives during the attack.

Release of Remaining Victims

Sources within the FCT disclosed that the seven remaining victims, including a female hotel receptionist, a mother with her three children, and two young children, have been released and reunited with their respective families.

Both families have reportedly been relocated to an undisclosed location.

Continued Insecurity Challenges

This development follows the earlier release of the four surviving siblings of the deceased Nabeeha Al-Kadriyah, who was tragically killed while in captivity.

The criminals had demanded an increased ransom of N100 million, threatening harm to the remaining siblings, but as of the latest report, the girls have been freed and returned to their residence in Abuja.

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