Fatal truck accident claims 11 lives in Kebbi, 21 others sustained injuries



A  truck loaded with bags of beans and passengers coming from Sokoto state to Ibadan in Oyo state, had an accident in Shanga local government in Kebbi state that claimed the lives of eleven passengers.


Report says the truck summersaulted after the driver in his 40s lost control of the vehicle at Giron masa village in Shanga local government resulting to human fatality while 21 passengers sustained various degrees of injuries.


The Kebbi state Police public relations officer SP Nafiu Abubakar confirmed the situation in a press release:


"ON the 3rd November, 2023, at about 0600hrs, there was a fatal motor vehicle accident along Koko - Yauri road, involving a Volvo DAF truck with registration number KWA 230 SKK, driven by one Alhaji Sule 'm' aged 40yrs of Gada LGA of Sokoto State. 


The truck which was loaded with passengers and bags of beans was coming from Sokoto to Ibadan, Oyo State. On reaching Giron Masa village, Shanga LGA, the driver of the truck lost control. As a result, it somersaulted and Twenty One (21) passengers sustained various degrees of injuries.


On receipt of the report, a team of Policemen from Shanga Division rushed to the scene and evacuated the victims to General hospital Shanga, for treatment, where a medical Doctor confirmed Eleven (11) dead, while the remaining victims are responding to treatment.


In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP Chris Aimionowane, psc, mnips prayed for the souls of the departed to have an eternal rest and may their immediate families and friends have the courage to bear the irreparable loss.


The CP also calls on the NURTW, NARTO and other road users to always ensure they emplace adequate safety measures in their vehicles and be conscious, with a view to preventing future reoccurrence.


He equally advised them to observe speed limit, avoid overloading, recklessness and be more careful while driving."


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