The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kwara, on Friday, confirmed that at least 10 persons lost their lives in an accident along Idofian-Ilorin road. The Kwara Sector Commander, Jonathan Owoade, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that the fatal crash was as a result of speed limit violation and wrong overtaking. Owoade said that the crash, which occurred near the Unilorin Sugar Research Institute, involved two vehicles and 27 people. He advised motorists to be patient while on the road, adding that they should reduce speed in order to stay alive. “It is another sad incident occurring on the Idofian-Ilorin road axis. “The fatal accident involved two vehicles – a commercial Nissan Vanette bus and a private Honda Accord car. “Twenty-seven people were involved, sadly 10 died, nine of them burnt beyond recognition, while 16 persons sustained various degrees of injuries. One other person was rescued unhurt,’’ the Sector Commander said. He explained that the response team of FRSC had taken the injured persons to the Kwara State General Hospital and the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH). Some others were also taken to Ile Anu Medical Centre at Idofian. Owoade said that the corpses have been deposited at UITH. He urged those travelling on the route to be careful and ensure that their vehicles are in good condition.

By Bashir Bello

Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq Umar has lost his younger brother, Abdullahi Umar, in a fatal motor accident along the Katsina-Daura road.

Late Abdullahi died alongside with two of his friends in the auto-crash which occurred on Sunday.

Hundreds of sympathizers, prominent personalities including Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina have continued to pay a condolence visit to the Emir in Daura.

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Masari was accompanied by the state’s Attorney General, Bar. Ahmed El-Marzuq, Ambassador Adamu Sa’idu, the Special Adviser on Higher Education, Mal. Bashir Usman Ruwan-Godia and some of his personal aides.

The governor prayed for the reposed soul of the deceased and that God grant the Emir, emirate and deceased’s family, the fortitude to bear the loss.

The deceased left behind one wife, eight children and relations including his elder brother, the emir of Daura.

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