Bus crash claims 22 secondary school students

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

At least 22 secondary school students died on Tuesday in a road accident in Gaya local government area of Kano state, police have said.

The Kano command of the Nigeria police confirmed the accident, saying its operatives were at the scene trying to “calm the situation”.

The accident, which occurred at about 11.00 a.m., involved a truck and a bus conveying the students from Misau local government, Bauchi.

The students were going on an excursion at a radio station.

A witness, Tella Maiunguwa, said the bus collided with the truck as both were trying to avoid a pothole at Samia Uku village.

Mr. Maiunguwa said the accident occurred close to Maitama Sule College by Dudduru.

Musa Majiya, the police spokesman said the police was ”taking care of the situation.”

More details later.


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  • thusspokez

    In many countries, the the Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje would be visiting the scene or at least, giving press interview and taking questions; the president of the country, Buhari too will be issuing words of condolence and offer of federal government help to Kano state and the parents of the deceased children. But because dead is everywhere and every day, Nigerian lives matter very little. Hence we haven’t heard anything from governor Abdullahi Ganduje or Buhari or both.

    May the souls of those boys and girls rest in peace! And my sincere condolence to their parents.


      The reason is simple, the debasement of the value of human life. Remember how defensive and indifferent you were about the mass extrajudicial killings of the military vis a vis the ICC ?


      • thusspokez

        Remember how defensive and indifferent you were about the mass extrajudicial killings of the military vis a vis the ICC

        You are notorious for misinterpreting my thoughts as expressed in my comments.

        I have, however, come to the conclusion that your misinterpretation is due to the fact that you are not intelligent enough to handle highly sophisticated arguments. But keep reading, and one day, you might just wake up and say wow!


          When caught out you resort to casting and blowing your trumpet. That is so ungentlemanly.

          • thusspokez

            You call my advice to you, “blowing my trumpet”? On Nigerian websites, sometimes I feel as if I am having conversation with children. It is as if I need to explain to you how best to read and understand my comments. The intellectual gap between me and some of you is often too wide.

            I suggest, you clear you mind before you read my comments. It does not come from any tribal or political position. Of course, I write about these issues but you would be mistaking to think that I am consistently siding with one side.

            Let me give you one example: Earlier, you cited my previous comment about the ICC. Your reading of that comment was that because I objected to a foreign organisation interfering in the internal affairs of an independent country like Nigeria, therefore, I must support the killing of shiites and others. Doesn’t this sound stúpíd even to you? Can’t you see that they are entirely two different arguments?

  • Gary

    And the carnage on Nigeria’s highways continues unchecked. Good job, FRSC.


    Heartbreaking tragedy. RIP


      Most accidents in Nigeria, and fires, could be Islamic terrorism.

  • The Optimist

    Kai! Oh! Kai!! God have mercy and console the bereaved families. May the children’s souls rest in peace.

  • Dan Arewa

    These is the road the traverse from Kano-Jigawa-Yobe-Borno states since 2007. But up till now, it has not been completed. GEJ even lied about completing the road in his campaign propaganda in 2015. It is now during Baba Buhari administration that works have resume.
    May Allah reward those that died with Aljannatul Firdaus, Ameen.
    May Allah give the Families of those lost the fortitude to bear the lost.

    • emmanuel

      How come there was an accident now that Buhari is even repeairing the road?
      Unfortunately, most those who use public transportation in Northern Nigeria engage in the most risky adventure in the hands of lots of drivers who are heavy on drugs.
      They drive like formular 1 drivers with vechicles that are used and most with old braking systems.
      You should at least express sadness over the deaths before you fire the witch you think killed the children. Sadly, the real witch here, is the one closest to you and loved by you

      • Dan Arewa

        You already said the answer you are looking for, which is (Repairing abandoned road construction).
        You heart is full of hartred that’s is why you are doing “Mary-go-round”.

        • Sandy

          RIP to the children. Buhari is not the solution.

  • truth

    RIP our children

  • GbemigaO

    Wash. Sad. Very sad. May their soul rest in peace .