Two persons have died while eight others sustained serious injuries in a road traffic crash along the Kaduna-Abuja in the early hours of Friday.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the accident as relayed by security agencies conducting operations on the route.
Aruwan said the crash occurred on Friday morning near Olam Farms and it involved four vehicles.
According to him the accident was caused by speeding and commuters driving in the opposite direction to oncoming traffic resulting in loss of control which led to multiple vehicular crash involving the four vehicles which all veered dangerously off the road.
While noting that security agencies responded to a distress call and evacuated the fatalities the Commissioner explained that emergency attention have been given to the eight injured persons some of whom were unconscious.
“All the injured were rushed to hospital, as security agencies cleared the site and helped to ensure the normal flow of traffic.”he said.
Meanwhile Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has expressed sadness at the report, and commiserated with the family of the deceased, while wishing the injured quick recovery.
The Governor who also expressed shock at the repeated traffic violations made a renewed call to drivers plying the highway to desist from the deadly practice of driving against the flow of traffic.
He further tasked security agencies to vigorously enforce its prohibition.