Six persons died and 14 others were injured in a road crash on the Sokoto-Jega Road in Sokoto State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The Sokoto State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Sani Hamzat, said the crash occurred on Wednesday.
He said all the victims were in a Toyota Canter truck, conveying goods and passengers when the driver lost control and ran into a ditch.
Hamzat said all the victims were evacuated to hospital by road marshals.
Meanwhile, another accident, involving two cars claimed the life of one person on the Sokoto-Gusau Road.
The sector commander attributed the crashes to speeding and dangerous driving, urging motorists to respect traffic rules and regulations.
Hamzat advised motorists to always ensure that their vehicles, screens and tyres were in perfect condition before putting the vehicles on the road.