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Auto crash kills 8 in Bauchi

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State has said eight persons lost their lives in a road accident that occurred in Bauchi on Saturday.

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The Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, told NAN that the accident, which involved an Opel Vectra car with plate number AA 954 GYD and one Tipper Mercedes Benz with number plate NIN 279 SA, happened in Goltukurwa village along Dass-Bauchi road at 9:30 pm.

Abdullahi said it took personnel of the Corps about seven minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site.

He also attributed the accident to overloading, speed violation and head-on-collision and explained that nine people were involved in the crash, comprising two males, six females and a male child.

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Abdullahi, however, revealed that all the eight passengers in the Opel Vectra car which ran into the tipper lost their lives while only the driver of the tipper, whose name was simply identified as Abubakar Mohammed was unscathed.

The FRSC boss said his personnel had cleared the obstructions at the crash scene, adding that the corpses of the deceased have also been taken to the General Hospital, Dass.

“This is the December period and we have always been sensitising motorists in the state about the dangers associated with overspeeding and overloading.

“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 their journeys.

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“They should also remember that only the living souls, not the dead, would live to celebrate the Christmas and new year festivities,” he stated.

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Pictorial: Haitians of Igbo descent visit Enugu

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Haitian nationals meet with traditional rulers and government officials in Enugu. Photo: Raphael Ede

Some Haitian nationals who traced their root to the Eastern part of Nigeria has visited Enugu.

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The delegation met with traditional rulers and government officials during their visit to the state on Friday.

See photos of their visit below:

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So-Safe Corps arrests Beninoise for allegedly stealing vehicle in Ogun

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Ogun State Government-owned security outfit, the Community, Social Orientation and Safety (So-Safe) Corps has arrested a 40-year-old bricklayer, Saheed Erinfolami, for allegedly stealing a vehicle in Ilaro area of the state.

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Erinfolami, said to be a native of Ipobe, Republic of Benin, was employed as a driver by a bread baking company known as Igbeyinadun, in Ondo State.

The man was said to have absconded with a Volkwagen bus registered as ‘REE 907 XA’ and Chasis number ‘WV2ZZZ70ZVH079738’.

According to a statement by the corps spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, it was learnt that men of the security agency, having been contacted over the stolen vehicle, quickly embarked on special duties in border areas to ensure the vehicle was not exported to the neighbouring Benin Republic.

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“The State Operation Team and Ilaro Area Command of the Corps swung into action and were able to gather intelligence that the car is still within Ilaro axis. The suspect was smoked out of hiding and he was arrested at about 7:4500hrs,” Yusuf said.

The suspect was said to have confessed to the crime, saying that the stolen vehicle belonged to his employer, one Mr Tajudeen, popularly called Igbeyinadun.

“He further confessed that after the bread was supplied, he decided to go away with the car and took it to a brother called Elewedu in Ilaro to get buyer for the stolen vehicle.

“The suspect and the recovered vehicle have been transferred to the Nigeria Police in Ilaro division for further investigation and likely prosecution,” he added.

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