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Ghastly auto crash, claims 12, as 8 others sustain injuries

An accident involving two commercial buses and a truck killed twelve persons along Ife-Ibadan express road in Osun state on Friday.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that twelve persons died on the spot while eight others sustained various degrees of injury.

Confirming the accident, the spokesperson Osun Command, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kehinde Adeleke, apart from the dead, eight other persons were injured in the accident.

According to Kehinde, the injured victims were taken to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ile for treatment while the deceased were deposited at the hospital morgue.

She urged road users to abide by traffic laws to avoid unnecessary loss of lives on highways.

Meanwhile, in a related 11 more bodies have been recovered and buried in two communities in the Mangu local government area of Plateau State.

Recall that following four days of coordinated attacks in over 20 communities in the local government area, about 125 bodies were earlier recovered and buried, yet to be ascertained number of people are still missing as over 20,000 are displaced and in dire need of food, shelter and clothing.

The latest people who were buried on Saturday, the bodies were said to have decomposed as the attackers continue to lay siege in many villages, preventing residents from having access to continue to search for missing persons.

A resident who gave his name as Michael said, “The 11 bodies were given mass burial at the two communities of Dungmunan and Jwak Maitumbi villages before the bereaved families returned to internally displaced camps in Mangu town. At this moment, the Fulani militia has taken over Marit Hill in Barkin Ladi Local government as their camp to attack people that return to their villages in Mararaba Kantoma, Jwak Maitumbi and Dungmunan which are in Mangu local government. The village head of Jwak Maitumbi, Mr Obidah Manja is one of the victims given mass burial.”

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