11 Security Operatives Die In Road Accident Along Bauchi-Kano Highway
Eleven security operatives were among 12 persons feared dead on Thursday in an auto crash along the Bauchi -Kano Road, witnesses have said.
Speaking on the tragedy, a source, who witnessed the incident, disclosed that the eleven of the victims were operatives of a popular local security outfit, called Danga Security, heading back to Bauchi from Ningi, a town about 70km away.
Also speaking, the Commandant of the Danga Security Outfit in Bauchi, Yusuf Hassan, who was being conveyed on the same path but on another vehicle, said the accident occurred at about 5.00 p.m. at Kafin Liman Village, along Bauchi Ganjuwa road in Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State.
Hassan said: “Nobody is expecting that to happen, we were returning from Ningi to Bauchi, I was in my car and the Hilux that had an accident was conveying my personnel. It was few kilometers ahead of us. It collided with a tanker that lost control and rammed into our Hilux killing all the 11 personnel on the spot, so also the driver of the tanker died.
“I have never seen death of this nature … the 11 personnel received Prayers of janaizza at Gwallaga Mosque Friday and were buried according to Islamic rites at the Bauchi central cemetery along Gombe road.”
Corroborating with the other witnesses, the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Bauchi State, Rilwanu Sulaiman, said the accident occurred at about 5pm, Thursday.
According to him, it was as a result of a head-on collision by a White Petroleum Tanker with registration number, GML-534-XA, heading towards Ningi and a White Toyota Hilux conveying Danga Vigilante group members, heading to Bauchi.