KDSG Security Update: Again, driving against traffic claims more lives on Kaduna-Abuja road

…Two dead, eight injured in multi-vehicular crash

Two persons died, and eight others sustained serious injuries in a road traffic crash along the Kaduna-Abuja.

According to security agencies conducting operations on the route, the crash which occurred this afternoon near Olam Farms, involved four vehicles, and was again caused by speeding and commuters driving in the opposite direction to oncoming traffic.

A resulting loss of control led to the multiple vehicular crash involving the four vehicles which all veered dangerously off the road, as shown in the attached pictures.

Security agencies responded to a distress call and evacuated the fatalities, while giving emergency attention to the eight others injured, some of whom were unconscious. All the injured were rushed to hospital, as security agencies cleared the site and helped to ensure the normal flow of traffic.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and commiserated with the family of the deceased, while wishing the injured quick recovery.

The Governor expressed shock at the repeated traffic violations, and made a renewed call to drivers plying the highway to desist from the deadly practice of driving against the flow of traffic. He further tasked security agencies to vigorously enforce its prohibition by the Kaduna State Government.

Citizens are enjoined to report traffic violations, crashes and other abnormalities to the Kaduna State Security Operations Room on the emergency lines: 09034000060 and 08170189999, or email Internal.Security@kdsg.gov.ng.

Signed

Samuel Aruwan
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs.

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