Police authorities in Jigawa State in Sunday confirmed the death of 21 persons, including 11 military recruits, in an accident when their vehicle submerged along the Gwaram–Basirka road.
Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), ASP Lawan Adam disclosed that the recruits were disqualified applicants, who were en route Gombe State.
Newsmen Reported that a bridge collapse occasioned by flood in Gwaram Local Council of Jigawa was instrumental to the tragedy.
ASP Adam said, “A Hummer bus conveying 18 passengers from Kano to Adamawa and an unregistered lorry conveying three passengers fell into a broken culvert covered by flood.
“Today, Sunday, August 15, around 6.00a.m., the police received a distress call from Radabi village that an accident had occurred along Gwaram–Basirka road. Victims were evacuated to Basirka Hospital, where 21 of the passengers were confirmed dead by medical doctors.”
He added that one of the passengers, identified as Simon Chinapi, aged 26, of Mubi, in Adamawa State, survived the accident.
“The Commissioner of Police (CP), Aliyu Tafida has visited scene and directed prompt and discrete investigation into the incident” the PPRO said.