KATSINA — No fewer than five persons were killed while 52 others sustained injuries in an accident which occured, yesterday, at Gora village in Malumfashi Local Government of Katsina State.
Malam Muhammad Tijjani, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Commander in Malunfashi, confirmed this to NAN.
Tijjani said the incident occurred at 10 a.m. and involved a truck conveying over 100 people.
The commander said the truck was from Gombe where the people attended the annual Maulud celebrations commemorating the birthday of a popular Islamic scholar, late Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass.
Nyass was a Senegalese and grand leader of Tijjaniyya Tariqa Sufi adherents and Vicegerents of popular late Sheikh Ahmad Tijjany, the founder of the Islamic sect.
He said the victims were returning to their home town, Bakori, headquarters of Bakori Local Government in Katsina State when the inccident occured.