May 20, 2024

The Jigawa State Police Command has confirmed the death of three students in an accident along the Jahun/Kiyawa Road in the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the accident in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday.

He said the accident occurred on March 15, 2024, adding that the crash “involved a Sharon Galaxy vehicle and was heading to Gwaram when the incident happened.”

The state police PRO added that the vehicle was “driven by one Rabi’u Abdullahi, 50, of Babaldo town in Gwaram Local Government Area of the state.”

He explained that the vehicle, which was carrying students from Government Girls Secondary School, Kaugama, on vacation to Gwaram, overturned after a tyre burst at the Kadirawa Village.

He noted that while eight students were treated and discharged at Jahun General Hospital, the driver and six others were referred to the Federal Medical Centre in Birnin Kudu for further treatment.

The police PRO added that preliminary investigation suggested that overloading and worn-out tyres contributed to the accident.

He stated that the corpses of the three deceased students were released to the Education Secretary of Gwaram LGA on behalf of their families.

In December 2023, the state police command said no fewer than 11 persons lost their lives in an auto crash at Kwanar Gujungu town in Taura LG of the state.

The police PRO confirmed this in a statement released in Dutse, the state capital.

He said the accident occurred at noon when two vehicles, a Honda saloon with registration number NSR 469 AE, and a Golf wagon with registration number AUY 292 XA had a head-on collision.

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