Connect with us


11 dead after van transporting motorcycles to Lagos crashes



The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the death of 11 persons in an auto crash that occurred in Wuya village of Lemu Local Government Area of the state.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Adamu Usman told reporters in Minna at the weekend that other people sustained various injuries when the accident occurred on Friday.

According to Usman, the accident occurred in the afternoon when the tyre of an articulated vehicle marked KGK 66 EZP punctured.

He said the vehicle carried 23 motorcycles and had left Katsina State for Lagos, noting that the police were yet to ascertain the exact number of passengers in the vehicle.

READ ALSO: Gov Bello bans commercial motorcycles in Minna

He said: “Eleven persons died on the spot, while others who sustained various degree of injuries were evacuated to Federal Medical Centre, Bida, for treatment.

“We have begun an investigation and we warn drivers to desist from carrying people with articulated vehicles.”

By Victor Uzoho

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

five + 2 =