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37 killed in ghastly auto crash

37 people have reportedly died in a ghastly accident along Maiduguri-Damaturu road. learned that the accident involved a Yobe line bus from Abuja to Maiduguri and a Yankari Line b youus from Maiduguri to Gaidam town.

Confirming the accident, the Borno Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Utten Iki Boyi, said the bus from Abuja had a bust tire collided with the one from Maiduguri.

He explained that both buses on speed caught fire after the collision.

Boyi disclosed that 37 corpses most of them burnt beyond recognition were recovered.

According to him, the accident happened around Jakana village about 35 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

In a related incident, two female police officers lost their lives in an accident that occurred last weekend along Hawan Kibo road in Plateau while the policemen were en route Uyo for the 2022 Police Games.

According to the Borno state command Public Relations Officer, Sani Shatambaya, the contingent was to represent Zone 15 comprising Borno and Yobe commands at the Biannual Police Games in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

The spokesman said that the accident occurred due to brake failure, adding that those who died were female constables.

“The Commissioner of Police, Borno Command, regrets the unfortunate accident, noting that the personnel who lost their lives and the injured victims have been conveyed back to Maiduguri,” he added.

According to Shatambaya, befitting burial was conducted for the dead while the injured are currently receiving treatment in various hospitals in Maiduguri.

“The commissioner of police who led a delegation of the management team of Borno command commiserated with the families of the deceased officers.
“He equally used the opportunity to wish the injured personnel quick recovery.

“He also prayed for the remaining team members that continued with their journey to participate in the ongoing I-G biennial Police games, journey mercies,” he added.

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