14 Killed In Jigawa Car Collision

Sadid Iliyasu  
Updated September 1, 2019
14 Killed In Jigawa Car Collision
A scene of the incident.



Police authorities in Jigawa State have confirmed the death of 14 people after two Volkswagen cars collided in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Abdu Jinjiri, told Channels Television in an interview that the accident occurred on Saturday.

He explained that one of the vehicles took off from Kano and was on its way to Gumel Local Government Area while the other took off from Gumel.

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According to Jinjiri, eight people died at the scene of the incident after one of the vehicles was engulfed by fire.

He added that nine others were taken to the Ringim General Hospital, where six were confirmed dead and the three others responding to treatment.

The Command’s spokesman called on commercial and private vehicle drivers to drive carefully and not exceed the speed limits for the highways.