The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has confirmed the death of eight persons in a motor accident on Malumfashi-Katsina road in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Abdu Bagadawa, told News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Saturday in Katsina that the accident involved three vehicles.
He said two of the vehicles were heading to Katsina for the “Maulud’’ (birthday) of Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass, a leader of Tijjaniyya Islamic sect.
He said the vehicles included a truck with the registration number, JBY 92 XA, a Golf 3 car with the registration number, BB 810 JJJ and a Sharon bus with the registration number, KNK 196 XA.
He said that two of the vehicles had a head-on collision as a result of wrong overtaking.
Mr. Bagadawa said that eight persons died on the spot, while 15 other persons sustained various degrees of injury.
He said that the injured persons were taken to Malumfashi General Hospital for medical attention.
The sector commander warned motorists to abide by traffic rules and desist from reckless driving so as to prevent accidents and promote safety on the highways.