The Federal Road Safety Commission in Niger State said on Wednesday that five people were killed in an accident along Bida – Kutigi road of Bida Local Government Area.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that five people died on Tuesday in an accident in Bonu village along Lambata -Minna road.

FRSC Sector Commander , Joel Dagwa , said in Minna on Wednesday that 18 persons were involved in the accident – 7 male , 2 female , 3 male children , 6 female children.

He said 9 persons were critically injured in the accident – 3 males adults, 3 male children and 3 female children and were receiving treatment at the Kutigi General Hospital, while 4 people were not injured during the accident.

He said that the accident involved a white Mitsubishi Canter with registration XB 104 RUW.

The sector commander said that the accident occurred on Tuesday at about 0230 hours along Bida – Kutigi road of Bida Local Government Area.

He said the unit command received report of the incident as soon as it occurred.

“ Our patrol team visited the scene which is along Bida – Kutigi road and did the operation with the Police and members of Red Cross Society , ” he said.

According to him , the cause of the accident is speeding.
He said that FRSC personnel in the outposts would continue to monitor road users against overloading , dangerous driving and indiscriminate parking on the highways.

He also called on road users to adhere to traffic rules and regulations to avoid unnecessary road crashes.

NAN