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Eleven Navy applicants die on way to examination centre

Eleven applicants for Nigerian Navy examination on Saturday lost their lives in a ghastly crasha which occurred around Ringim Town in Jigawa, about 70 kilometres to Kano State venue of the examination.

Penpushing reports that the youth aspiring soldiers said to have left their homes around 5:00 a.m. with hope to get to their destination on scheduled time, met the untimely death when the vehicle they boarded rammed into a trailer, said to have parked wrongly by the road.

The eyewitness account said the truck, loaded with sugarcane, and confirmed that the truck was wrongly parked, and gave identities of the victims as include: Auwalu Mohammed; Mutari Sule; Ibrahim Sani; Katimu Muhammad; Dauda Salisu; Musbahu Yakubu. Rabiu Muhammad-Ado; Salim Muhammad-Sani; Akibu Ubali-Sale; and Murtala Salisu,  while one of them, who died in the hospital, is yet to be identified as at the time of filing this report.

Penpushing further reports, Jigawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer,Audu Jinri confirmed that  the accident involved a commercial Golf 3 wagon, with registration number AA 320 TAR, Jigawa, which was conveying twelve passengers to Kano.

‘The driver, Auwalu Muhammad, 30, driving from Gagarawa Local Government to Kano with the said passengers, on reaching ‘Abdullahi Masallaci’ rammed into stationed DAF truck, Jinri said.

Penpushing also reports, the spokesman said the truck, with registration number DUT 201, Jigawa was parked by a 25 year old driver, Aminu Hassan, of Mallamadori Local Government Area of Jigawa, after the vehicle developed a mechanical fault.

“The truck was parked and occupied almost half of an incoming lane as a result ten persons including the driver, lost their lives on the spot, while two others are responding to treatment.One other victim later died in the hospital and all corpses (are) released to relatives for burial, he said.

Penpushing reports that, the Police image maker disclosed that as at the time of filing this report the driver of the truck has been arrested and would be prosecuted soon.

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