The police in Jigawa have confirmed the death of 14 persons in an auto crash in the Ringim local government area.
Police command spokesman Lawan Shiisu confirmed the incident on Wednesday in Dutse.
Mr Shiisu disclosed that the accident occurred on Monday at about 7:40 p.m. along Ringim-Kano road.
He said eight others were injured in a crash at the Kwanar Gerawa area of Ringim LGA.
“On August 16, at about 1940hrs, a fatal motor accident occurred that involved a Golf-3 car with registration number BH 628 DKA driven by one Magaji Yakubu of Timbau village in Gezawa LGA of Kano state,” said the police officer. “Yakubu, who was heading to Ringim, had a head-on collision with another oncoming Golf-3 vehicle with registration number TRN 541 AA driven by one Usman Isyaku of Dausayi village, also in Gezawa.”
Mr Shiisu added that “14 passengers, comprising seven males and seven females lost their lives.”
He identified the females as Zainab Hamza, 35; Hauwa Hamza, 50, Gadatu Adamu, 40, Bilkisu Harisu, 25, Ilham kamilu, 27, Bilkisu kamilu, 25 and Hajjo Yusuf, 60. The police spokesman further gave the names of the male deceased as Usman Isiyaku, 38; Nura Umar 35, Abdullahi Yahaya, 40, Adamu Ahmad, 30, Abdullahi Garba, 30 and Yawale Salihu, 7.
According to him, the eight injured passengers are receiving treatment at General Hospital, Ringim.