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5 dead, 5 others injured in Bauchi crash

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No fewer than five people lost their lives in a road accident which occurred in Bauchi, on Sunday.

Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi, Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident, yesterday, said five others sustained injuries.

He said the accident, which involved a Sharon bus with plate number DRZ 887 XA, belonging to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and one trailer truck, happened along Darazo-Bauchi road at 10pm.

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The sector commander, who said that it took personnel of the Corps about 39 minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site, attributed the accident to obstruction.

‘]   He explained that 10 people were involved in the crash and they were all males.

“The Sharon Bus carrying the 10 passengers ran into a stationary trailer truck and five of them died, while five others sustained a series of injuries,” he said.

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The FRSC boss said that his personnel had cleared the obstructions at the crash scene.

He also said that the corpses of the deceased had been taken to Darazo General Hospital for identification, adding that the injured were also taken to the same hospital for treatment.

“I want to use this opportunity to plead with motorists to always be conscious of all traffic rules and regulations as well as weather conditions before embarking on a journey.

“FRSC will remain on the roads across the state to ensure that users abide by and observe all the road traffic regulations.

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“Anybody found guilty will not be spared, no matter his or her status,” said the commander.

FRSC in Bauchi disclosed that eight people lost their lives in a fatal accident which occurred in Goltukurwa Village along Dass-Bauchi road, at 9:30pm, on Saturday.

The Sector Commander said the accident, which involved an Opel Vectra car and one Tipper Mercedes, was as a result of ‘overloading’, speed violation and head-on-collision.

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Thugs assault lady in Maiduguri for ‘insulting’ Borno Rep

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Thugs, alleged to be loyal to the member representing Jere Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Satomi Ahmed, have assaulted a lady, Fadila Abdulrahman, for purportedly denigrating their principal on social media.

A trending video, which surfaced on Sunday night, showed youths slapping and hitting the Abdulrahman, raining expletive statements at her for ‘insulting’ Satomi on Facebook.

In the video, the thugs were heard screaming in Hausa, (Fadila, your father!) (With all that Satomi has done for you, you still did this to him?)… (You must go, prostrate before Satomi and seek forgiveness).

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Borno PPolice Command, Abdu Umar, in a briefing on Monday said the incident happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday at Sanda Kyarimi Zoo, in Maiduguri, and that four suspects had been apprehended and are in police custody.

“It happened on Sunday around 2 o’clock, in the afternoon, at the Sanda Kyarimi Zoo in the heart of Maiduguri. Some political thugs, loyal to Satomi Ahmed, a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Jere Constituency stormed a restaurant known as Zahura Restaurant owned by a member of the Police Community Relations Committee member, 29 years old Fadila Abdulrahman.

“She was beaten up and her restaurant was completely destroyed and her phone missing on the excuse that she posted and circulated a picture with inscription undermining their master, Satomi Ahmed.

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“The suspects under custody are Nasiru Abubakar alias Mana, Ali Dungus Shettima, Bello Mudasa, and Mallam Mohammed. The principal suspect is still at large, known as Saadu Suleiman and one Saleh but we shall arrest them.

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“Meanwhile, one of the suspects arrested and paraded at the police command, Bello Mudasa, 21 years old, said he was engaged by Saadu Suleiman to carry out a job on behalf of the honourable.

“I am a shoe cobbler within Maiduguri metropolis. I was in my shop when Saadu Suleiman came and took me on a tricycle that he has something he wanted me to do for him.

“When we got to the zoo, he confronted the lady and started insulting her. The lady began to insult him back, that was when I rushed and begin to slap her,” Bello stated.

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Hanifa Abubakar: Kano youths raze down school owned by her killer

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A mob has set ablaze the school owned by the kidnapper and killer of Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old pupil in Kano.

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The school was razed by irate youths on Monday morning.

Hanifa was killed by Abdulmalik Tanko, the school’s proprietor after he kidnapped her in December and collected N6 million as ransom.

Tanko confessed he killed the girl with rat poison when he realised that she had recognised him.

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The suspect was nabbed by security operatives while trying to get some part of the ransom he demanded.

He later confessed to killing her with rat poison.

Hanifa’s body was dug out of the shallow grave the suspect buried her in the school premises.

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