- Six perish on the spot
Security agencies have reported that bandits opened fire on commuters along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.
According to the report, the bandits who were on the run from aggressive patrols in the Birnin Gwari general area, took to the highway around Ungwan Dangedda, and as they retreated, shot at several vehicles.
The driver of one commercial vehicle was hit, and lost control of the vehicle, which somersaulted several times before coming to a stop, as seen in the attached pictures. The bandits then fled the location.
Rescue efforts revealed that six persons died on the spot from the crash, listed as:
-Ramatu Ya’u and an unidentified infant
The following citizens in a different vehicle suffered injuries:
Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who perished in the crash, while sending his condolences to their families. He prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
Security patrols will continue in the general area.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.