Police denies reports of attack, killing of 16 travellers on Abuja-Kaduna highway

The Police Command in Kaduna State has debunked the story making the rounds on social media that gunmen killed sixteen travellers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Tuesday as fake.

Umar Muri, the state’s Commissioner of Police, said in a statement on Friday that there was a lone accident on the Kaduna-Zaria expressway involving a commercial bus conveying 19 passengers from Kano State to Abuja.

He noted that the driver lost control at a point at Rigachukun, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna and the bus somersaulted killing 9 of the passengers while 10 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

According to Muri, the victims were rushed to a hospital at Kakuri, Kaduna State, where 7 other victims died.

“The remaining three victims are still undergoing treatment,” Muri said.

“We implore the general public to discontinue the attribution of this painful loss of lives to banditry.”

Please follow and like us:
READ ALSO  UK Afenifere sets 2021 agenda for Buhari

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

Next Post

Fake EFCC staff arrested for fraud

Fri Dec 11 , 2020
Post Views: 26 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Williams Michael Ogwezi, also known as Dr. Williams, for parading himself as a staff of the Commission to defraud his victims. The EFCC revealed that Williams is a member of a syndicate which specializes in forging identity cards […]
RSS
Follow by Email