16 Dead, Three Injured In Algerian Car Crash

The Algerian flag.

 

Sixteen passengers died and another three were injured, mostly sub-Saharan Africans, on Monday when two pickup trucks collided in southern Algeria, rescue services and local media reported.

The accident took place on a highway in the country’s desert south, the civil protection agency said on Facebook.

Out of the 16 victims, 14 were from African countries further south and two were Algerians, according to local media, which said the accident took place between Reggane and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the vast country’s southwest.

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The government’s road safety agency blames speeding, both by private drivers and public transport, for Algeria’s high rate of accidents.

In 2021, Algeria recorded more than 7,000 traffic accidents which killed at least 2,643 people and left in excess of 11,000 injured.

Algerian roads are among the most dangerous in the region but other North African countries also see thousands of road deaths annually.

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Zamfara PDP Chairman Ahmad Sani Is Dead

Ahmad Sani Kaura

 

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara State, Ahmad Sani Kaura is dead.

He reportedly slumped on Wednesday in Gusau, the state capital, during a peace accord meeting with Zamfara State Council of Ulama ahead of next year’s poll/

A chieftain of the party in the state, Aminu Umar, said Kaura was sick and had not fully recovered before attending meetings.

According to him, the chairman was invited alongside other PDP stakeholders by the Council of Ulama for a meeting on how to avoid political violence in the state.

Umar said he was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital in Gusau where he was confirmed dead by the doctors.

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Kaura succeeded Bala Mande as the chairman of the party in Zamfara in September this year after the former chairman voluntarily resigned his position to contest for Zamfara North Senatorial Election.

Aged 62, the late chairman died living behind two wives and six children.

Flood Kills Two In Greece

Rescuers search the waters along the beach of the popular resort of Agia Pelagia, on the southern Greek island of Crete, following flash floods on October 15, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

 

Two people were killed after torrential rain brought major flooding to the Greek island of Crete, firefighters said on Sunday.

Rain started to fall on Saturday morning on the southern Greek island, a popular holiday destination, hitting the Heraklion region particularly hard.

Greek firefighters said the body of a 49-year-old woman was found in the sea on Sunday, raising the death toll to two from the floods.

On Saturday, a man in his 50s was found dead after he was trapped in his car as torrential rains began.

The two individuals were going to Heraklion for work, Greek public television ERT reported.

Rescuers search the waters along the beach of the popular resort of Agia Pelagia, on the southern Greek island of Crete, following flash floods on October 15, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

 

A second missing individual was found alive on Saturday evening.

The rains forced the evacuation of several homes and unleashed extensive damage in seaside villages, where streets became rivers carrying away everything in their path, local media reported.

The flash floods pushed several cars into the sea along the beach of the seaside resort of Agia Pelagia, with some almost completely submerged in the water and surrounded by debris.

The beach was covered in scrap including plastic bottles and toys, next to straw umbrellas.

The flooding also damaged more than 15 shops, mainly fine restaurants, in Agia Pelagia, popular with wealthy diners.

The Civil Defence department said it was mobilised and asked all citizens to be vigilant on Sunday in Crete and the surrounding islands of Rhodes, Karpathos, Kastellorizo and Kasos.

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Katsina Lawmaker Ibrahim Kurami Dies Two Years After Being Elected

A file photo of Ibrahim Kurami.

 

The member representing Bakori Local Government Area in Katsina State House of Assembly, Dr. Ibrahim Aminu Kurami, is dead.

According to a family source, Kurami died after a brief illness in Madinah, Saudi Arabia at around 2:00 am Nigerian time after he had gone to perform a lesser Hajj otherwise called Umrah.

The deceased left behind two wives, 11 children, and three grandchildren.

Kurami was elected into the Katsina State House of Assembly under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a by-election conducted on Saturday, October 31st, 2020 following the death of his predecessor, Alhaji Abdurrazak Ismail Tsiga.

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Channels Television recalled that Dr. Kurami emerged winner of the Bakori State Constituency By-election after he scored a total of 20,444 votes to defeat his closest opponent from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Aminu Magaji who polled 11,356 votes.

The returning officer, Professor A. D. Kankia, while declaring the APC candidate the winner of the election at the INEC collation centre in Bakori on Sunday, November 1st, 2020, announced that APC was leading with 9090 votes.

The by-election was contested by 13 political parties including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the APC, Accord Party, the Peoples Redemption Party, and (PRP) among others.

Five Family Members Found Dead In Enugu

A combination of a police crested vest and Enugu map.

 

 

Tragedy struck in Amutenyi village, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State after the mysterious death of five family members in an apartment in the Obollo-Afor community.

Channels Television gathered that the incident involving a woman, her two children, and two sisters, who visited her, happened on Saturday.

Police authorities confirmed the incident on Sunday, saying the recovered bodies had been deposited in the morgue for autopsy to unravel the cause of their deaths.

In a statement, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, said a preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased persons went to bed the previous night and were found lifeless in two separate rooms where they slept.

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He identified the victims as Mrs. Chinyere Odoh, her two children Udochukwu Odoh ‘f’ aged seven and Chukwuemeka Odoh ‘m’ aged four, alongside her two sisters – Martina Ezeme and Ngozi Ezeme.

According to the PPRO,  the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Ammani, described the incident as unfortunate.

He quoted the Commissioner as ordering the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sudden and unnatural death.

CP Ammani also expressed his condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased persons.

See the full statement issued below:

SUDDEN AND UNNATURAL DEATH OF FIVE FAMILY MEMBERS IN OBOLLO-AFOR COMMUNITY OF UDENU LGA: CP AMMANI ORDERS FULL-SCALE INVESTIGATION; CONDOLES FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE DECEASED

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, *CP Ahmed Ammani, fdc*, has ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (the State CIID) of the Command to conduct a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sudden and unnatural death of one Mrs. Chinyere Odoh, her two (2) children: Udochukwu Odoh ‘f’ aged 7 and Chukwuemeka Odoh ‘m’ aged 4, as well as her two (2) sisters: Martina Ezeme and Ngozi Ezeme, in their apartment at Amutenyi in Obollo-Afor community of Udenu Local Government Area, which was reported at about 9.25am of today, 08/10/2022.

 

  1. The Commissioner, while describing the incident as unfortunate and expressing his condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased persons, has further directed that the investigation be thoroughly carried out and concluded within the shortest possible time.
  2. Meanwhile, preliminary investigation reveals that the said deceased persons went to bed the previous night and were not seen in the morning. However, their lifeless bodies were found in two (2) separate rooms they slept in, when Police Operatives from Udenu Police Division of the Command, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident, forced-opened the doors of the rooms. They were immediately moved to the hospital and confirmed dead by doctors on duty, and their corpses deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy. Further development will be communicated.

 

DSP DANIEL NDUKWE, Anipr

Police Public Relations Officer,

Enugu State Command,

State Headquarters,

G.R.A., Enugu.

 

Mysterious Death Claims Nine Family Members In Kogi

Gunmen Attack Kogi Communities, Kill Policeman And Three Others
A map of Kogi State in Nigeria’s north-central.

 

For the second time within days, nine family members have died mysteriously in Kogi State.

The incident happened on Monday in Nagazi, under Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State

The latest incident is coming a few days when four family members died mysteriously in Mopa-Muro, Local Government Area of Kogi State at the weekend.

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It was gathered on Monday evening that, the incident in Nagazi saw five family members dying at a spot before four were rushed to the hospital.

Sources told our correspondent that the remaining four later died at an undisclosed hospital in the area.

A family source who begged anonymity said the father of the deceased victims has been arrested while the mother is still receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

He said they are yet to know the actual cause of the deaths as they are suspecting food poisoning or a spiritual attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, William Ovye Aya confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Lokoja via telephone.

According to him, the State Police Command is working hard to unravel the cause of the death, saying an investigation is ongoing.

I Have Tremendous Respect For Queen Elizabeth, Says Obasanjo

A photo combination of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and the late Queen Elizabeth.

 

As the remains of the late Queen Elizabeth II were interred in the United Kingdom, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo disclosed that he had tremendous respect for the late British monarch.

Obasanjo described Queen Elizabeth as a personality with great human relations, whom he equally had a perfect relationship with.

The former President spoke at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Penthouse residence in   Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

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In a press release on Monday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo further eulogised the late Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, hinting that he was about to leave the secondary school when the late Queen first visited the country in 1956.

The former President said he was fortunate to have hosted the Queen as Nigerian President during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Abuja in 2003, adding, “I can say that she was wonderful.”

“My relationship with the Queen was perfect; she was a great, great woman, who had shown a great example in human relationships. She carried herself so graciously, so dignified. She was somebody I have tremendous respect for.

“I join the rest of the world to mourn with her family, the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the rest of the world. I also mourn with Prince Charles, who promised to continue from where she had stopped. May her soul rest in peace,” he stated.

Queen Elizabeth II Dies At 96

(FILES) Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on September 8, 2022. Her eldest son, Charles, 73, succeeds as king immediately, according to centuries of protocol, beginning a new, less certain chapter for the royal family after the queen’s record-breaking 70-year reign. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP)

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, died on Thursday. She was 96.

Buckingham Palace announced her death in a short statement, triggering 10 days of national mourning and an outpouring of tributes to her long life and record-breaking reign.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement at 6:30 pm (1730 GMT).

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

The eldest of her four children, Charles, Prince of Wales, who at 73 is the oldest heir apparent in British history, becomes king immediately.

The queen’s death came after the palace announced on Thursday that doctors were “concerned” for her health and recommended she stayed under medical supervision.

All her children — Charles, Princess Anne, 72, Prince Andrew, 62, and Prince Edward, 58, flocked to her Scottish Highland retreat, Balmoral.

They were joined by Charles’s sons, Prince William, and his estranged brother Prince Harry.

Two days earlier the queen appointed Liz Truss as the 15th prime minister of her reign and was seen smiling in photographs but looking frail and using a walking stick.

One photograph of the meeting sparked alarm, showing a deep purple bruise on the monarch’s right hand.

 Seismic change 

Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne aged just 25 in 1952 in the aftermath of World War II, joining a world stage dominated by political figures from China’s Mao Zedong to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and US president Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Her 70-year reign straddled two centuries of seismic social, political and technological upheaval.

The last vestiges of Britain’s vast empire crumbled. At home, Brexit shook the foundations of her kingdom, and her family endured a series of scandals.

But throughout, she remained consistently popular and was queen and head of state not just of the United Kingdom but 14 former British colonies, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

She was also head of the 56-nation Commonwealth, which takes in a quarter of humanity, and supreme governor of the Church of England, the mother church of the worldwide Anglican communion.

But questions will be asked about whether the golden age of the British monarchy has now passed, how an ancient institution can remain viable in the modern era and whether Charles will command the same respect or reign in his mother’s shadow.

Official Mourning 

Television and radio stations interrupted regular programming to broadcast the news, with long-rehearsed special schedules set in place to remember her long life and reign.

The national anthem, “God Save the Queen”, was played. Flags were lowered and church bells tolled to remember a woman once described as the “last global monarch”.

The national mourning period will culminate in a final public farewell at Westminster Abbey in central London.

Charles’ coronation, an elaborate ritual steeped in tradition and history, will take place in the same historic surroundings, as it has for centuries, on a date to be fixed.

Longevity 

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was for most of her subjects the only monarch they have ever known — an immutable figurehead on stamps, banknotes and coins.

Diminutive in stature yet an icon of popular culture, she was instantly recognisable in her brightly coloured suits and matching hat, with pearls, gloves and a handbag.

During her reign, the royals went from stiff, remote figures to tabloid fodder and were then popularised anew in television dramas such as “The Crown,” watched by tens of millions worldwide.

Her time on the throne spanned an era of remarkable change, from the Cold War to the 9/11 attacks, from climate change to coronavirus, “snail mail” and steam ships to email and space exploration.

She became seen as the living embodiment of post-war Britain and a link between the modern era and a bygone age.

The mother of one of the most famous families in the world, she retained huge public support throughout, surviving even a backlash in the wake of the death of Charles’ first wife, Diana, in 1997.

More recently, the royal family was rocked by claims from Prince Harry and his mixed-race wife Meghan of racism in the royal family.

She also endured a scandal involving her second son Prince Andrew, whose friendship with convicted sex offenders Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell saw him settle a civil claim for sexual assault in the United States.

 ‘None of us will live Forever’ 

Britons were jolted into recognising the beginning of the end of her reign when in April 2021 she lost her beloved husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Yet the palace had long recognised her mortality and the transition to Charles was already well under way.

He, his eldest son Prince William, who now becomes heir, and his wife, Catherine, began to assume more of the queen’s official roles.

The coronavirus pandemic and her advanced years forced her into the splendid isolation of Windsor Castle, west of London.

But from behind its stately walls, she remained a reassuring presence, popping up on video calls with members of the public.

In a rare, televised address during the first lockdown, she recalled the “Blitz spirit” of Britain under siege during World War II that defined her generation.

“We will meet again,” she said.

She cast off the shroud of Philip’s death and her enforced confinement to resume public duties, but age and ill-health forced her slow down.

After a unscheduled night in hospital in October 2021 following undisclosed health tests, her appearances became rarer.

“None of us will live forever,” she told world leaders attending a UN climate change summit soon afterwards, urging them to leave a legacy for generations to come.

One of her last decisive acts was to settle an unanswered question for the succession, giving her blessing for Charles’ second wife, Camilla, to be called “queen consort”.

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White House, UN Chief… Tributes Pour In For Queen Elizabeth

In this file photo taken on June 28, 2022, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II waves as she attends an Armed Forces Act of Loyalty Parade at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

 

World leaders paid homage to Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday after she died aged 96 in her Scottish summer residence following nearly a year of ailing health.

Here are some of the tributes to Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who is also head of state in 14 Commonwealth countries around the world:

‘Grace, dignity, and dedication’ 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Queen Elizabeth had been “widely admired”.

“As the United Kingdom’s longest-lived and longest-reigning head of state, Queen Elizabeth II was widely admired for her grace, dignity and dedication around the world. She was a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change,” Guterres said.

 ‘Hearts and thoughts’ 

The White House expressed its deep sympathies, noting she was the leader of one of the United States’ strongest allies.

“Our hearts and our thoughts go to the family members of the queen (and) to the people of the United Kingdom,” said White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre, minutes after the death of the sovereign was announced.

‘Elizabeth the Steadfast’ 

EU leaders expressed regret at the death of the queen, who was head of state throughout Britain’s entire EU membership and eventual departure.

“Once called ‘Elizabeth the Steadfast’, she never failed to show us the importance of lasting values in a modern world with her service and commitment,” EU council president Charles Michel tweeted.

 ‘Remarkable friend’ 

Ireland’s President Michael Higgins called Queen Elizabeth II “a remarkable friend” who had “great impact on the bonds of mutual understanding between our two peoples”.

“As we offer our condolences to all our neighbours in the United Kingdom, following the loss of a remarkable friend of Ireland, we remember the role Queen Elizabeth played in celebrating the warm and enduring friendship” between both countries, he said.

 ‘Inspiring leadership’ 

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “pained” by her death.

The monarch of India’s former colonial power had “provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people”, Modi tweeted, adding she “personified dignity and decency in public life”.

‘Marked her century’

French President Emmanuel Macron hailed Queen Elizabeth II as “a friend of France… who marked her country and her century as never before”.

“Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II embodied continuity and unity in the British nation for more than 70 years,” the French leader tweeted.

‘Balance and wisdom’ 

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said the “beloved” monarch represented the UK and the Commonwealth with “balance and wisdom”.

“She guaranteed stability in moments of crisis and kept alive the value of tradition in a society in constant and profound evolution. Her spirit of service, her dedication… the deep dignity with which she held office for such a long time have been a constant source of admiration for generations,” he said.

– ‘Stability and humour’ –
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said earlier on Thursday, before the news of her death, that the queen was in his prayers.

“She has lived through so many important moments in the Western world… and has done so with calm, stability and humour,” he said, according to the ANP news agency.

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Key Moments In Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign

In this file photo taken on May 11, 2021, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits on The Sovereign’s Throne in the House of Lords chamber during the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament in London on May 11, 2021, which is taking place with a reduced capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

 

Here are some of the key moments defining the reign of Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday at 96:

1947: Commonwealth broadcast 

As heiress presumptive Princess Elizabeth made a broadcast from Cape Town on her 21st birthday in which she dedicated her life to the service of the Commonwealth.

It was to be the measure of her reign.

1952: Princess to Queen 

Her father king George VI died aged 56 on February 6, 1952, while Elizabeth was visiting Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip.

Aged 25, she flew back to Britain. Winston Churchill was her first prime minister and brought his experience to bear.

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1953: The Coronation 

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in central London on June 2, 1953.

It was the first major televised international event and sales of sets surged as people gathered in their front rooms to watch the ceremony.

 1977: Silver Jubilee 

The queen toured Britain and the Commonwealth and reiterated her vows of service.

In Britain, street parties were held, bunting was hung out and tables put in the streets.

The celebration was a ray of light in a period of economic gloom, industrial decline and a series of industrial disputes.

1992: ‘Annus horribilis’ 

The lowest point of the queen’s reign: her eldest son Prince Charles separated from his wife, Diana, following a tell-all book.

At the same time, her second son Prince Andrew also separated from his wife, and her only daughter Princess Anne divorced her husband, while Windsor Castle was seriously damaged by fire.

She called it the “annus horribilis”.

1997: Death of Diana 

Diana’s death rocked the royal family to its core.

The queen was heavily criticised for keeping the family mourning privately in the Scottish Highlands — a move designed to shelter Diana’s young sons — rather than decamping to London.

Under public pressure and accusations that she was out of touch, she made a rare live address to the nation from Buckingham Palace.

 2002: Golden Jubilee 

The celebration allowed Britons to show their support for the monarchy again following the turbulent 1990s and the death of the queen’s mother, also called queen Elizabeth, and sister, princess Margaret, earlier in the year.

Street parties were back and a concert at Buckingham Palace was crowned by Queen guitarist Brian May playing the national anthem on the roof as a million people lined The Mall to join in the party.

2011: Ireland State visit 

The highly-charged visit was the first by a British monarch to the Republic of Ireland since it won independence in 1922.

Seen as the last piece in the jigsaw of peace in Northern Ireland, the visit required the republic’s biggest-ever security operation.

However, through some highly symbolic gestures — including speaking in Irish — she melted away enough post-colonial angst to permit a walkabout.

2012: Olympics and Diamond Jubilee 

Queen Elizabeth toured every region of Britain ahead of the four-day party in June to mark the jubilee, while other royals made visits across the Commonwealth.

Celebrations included a river pageant, beacons lit across the land, street parties and a service of thanksgiving.

The monarch followed up with a starring role at the London Olympics, appearing alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig at the opening ceremony.

2021: Coronavirus and health fears 

The queen was forced into self-isolation at Windsor Castle when the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, but that did not stop her carrying out engagements online.

Royal receptions were replaced by virtual appearances with everyone from ambassadors to members of the public.

Prince Philip died in April, 2021, with his funeral held under coronavirus restrictions.

As curbs were eased, the queen resumed her public role, notably hosting G7 leaders in Cornwall in June 2021 and having US President Joe Biden for tea at Windsor.

But fears grew for her health after it was revealed she spent a night in hospital following unspecified tests in October 2021, forcing her to cancel a series of engagements.

2022: Platinum Jubilee and Covid 

The queen became the first British monarch to reign for 70 years on February 6, 2022, but the Platinum Jubilee year got off to an inauspicious start.

Andrew settled his US civil case for sexual assault for an undisclosed sum while a police probe was launched into claims of “cash for honours” against one of Charles’ charities.

She then tested positive for Covid-19 on February 20, 2022, after resuming in-person audiences, where she complained to one attendee of mobility issues.

She was seen twice at four days of public celebrations for the jubilee and in September appointed her 15th prime minister, Liz Truss at Balmoral.

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Five Dead, 3,813 Houses Destroyed In Katsina Rainstorm

Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria.
Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria.

 

Five persons have died with 3,813 houses destroyed following a recent rainstorm on several communities in 13 Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed this on Monday.

Addressing journalists on Monday, the Public Relations Officer SEMA, Mallam Umar Muhammad, said three persons were killed in Kankara LGA and two other persons dead in Mai’adua local council.

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The SEMA spokesman stated that the state government is doing its best to prevent further flooding in the state, adding that, a committee was set up on the emergency response to prevent the outbreak of cholera as a result of the flood.

He said, “In Kankara LGA, 176 houses were affected, in Danja, 125, Kankia 86,Katsina 620, Musawa 482, Batagarawa 361, Kusada 311 while in Sabuwa 111 houses.

“In Zango LGA, 105 houses were destroyed, in Batsari, 443 houses, Funtua 258 houses, Safana 581 and Ingawa LGA about 154 houses were affected.

“Similarly, 176 houses were destroyed and three persons lost their lives in the disaster in Kankara while 154 houses were damaged in Ingawa.”

Muhammad also listed five additional LGAs namely; Mashi, Mani, Mai’adua, Dandume and Matazu which were affected by the disaster, with SEMA yet to assess the level of damages.

Nine Dead, 10 Injured In Abuja Road Accident

Acting FRSC Corp Marshall, Mr Dauda Biu addressed the press on September 1, 2022.
Acting FRSC Corp Marshall, Mr Dauda Biu addressed the press on September 1, 2022.

 

Nine persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal road crash along the Yangoji-Abaji Road in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, saying 10 other victims were injured in the accident.

FRSC Public Education Officer, Mister Bisi Kazeem said the crash, involving a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number KTG-450 KQ and a Howo Sino truck, occurred at about 06:05 on Sunday.

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He explained that the bus was coming from Osun State and heading to Katsina State before it crashed into the stationary truck at Sabongari village near Gadabiyu along Abaji-Yangoji.

According to the FRSC spokesman, 22 people – all male – were involved in the crash, out of which nine died, ten were injured and two were given first aid.

Kazeem noted that the nine corpses were deposited at the General Hospital Kwali mortuary, and a division of the Nigeria Police Force located at Kwali has taken over the investigation.

Meanwhile, the acting Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Mister Dauda Biu, blamed the crash on dangerous overtaking and loss of control.

The FSRC boss insisted that crashes at night are more fatal than those in the daytime.

While advising drivers to ensure their vehicles are in good condition before they get on the road, the FRSC Corps Marshal reiterated the commitment of the corps towards sensitizing the motoring public across the country.