Nigeria: 5 police cadets, 2 others die in car accident
File: Accident scene
Kano, May 6, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Five students of the Police Academy Wudil, Kano and two other passengers lost their lives on Sunday in a ghastly motor accident along Kano-Zaria express road.
The students were said to be on their way home after a semester break when the Golf model car they were travelling in had a head-on collision with a J5 model bus.
Four of the students were male and they are residents of Zaria, while the fifth one was a female and a resident of Abuja.
Confirming the incident in Zaria, Kaduna State, the Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zaria, Muktar Zubairu, described the incident as unfortunate and pathetic.
He said the accident involved two vehicles; a J5 bus with registration number: KMC 274 YW and a Volkswagen Golf which was burnt to ashes occurred around Kwanar Likoro close to Tashar Yari.
According to him, the two vehicles had a head-on-collision and subsequently burst into flames due to presence of a generating machine inside one of the vehicles.
He attributed the cause of the accident to ongoing road rehabilitation on Zaria-Kano road that forced motorists to use one lane, thereby leading to series of accidents.
Mr Zubairu cautioned motorists against overspeeding and reckless driving to save the lives of Nigerians.