On Wednesday, four persons were killed in an auto crash in Lago village in the Darazo council area of Bauchi.
Thirteen people were injured in the lone crash involving one Toyota bus.
The crash came barely seven hours after five people died in an auto crash in Panshanu village, on the Toro-Bauchi highway, in Bauchi.
FRSC sector commander in Bauchi, Yusuf Abdullahi, attributed the cause of the crash to a burst tyre and loss of control by the bus driver.
“The 17 persons involved in the fatal crash are all male Nigerian army personnel travelling to Abuja on official assignment. Four of them lost their lives on the spot while 13 others sustained head injuries, bruises and fractures,’’ he said.
Mr Abdullahi added that the deceased’s remains had been deposited in the morgue at the General Hospital, Darazo, while the injured were taken to the Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, for treatment.