10 Navy Recruits on their way to screening, die in motor accident

Ten youths intending to join the Nigerian Navy, died on Saturday, in an auto crash in Jigawa State.

The young indigenes of Gagarawa Local Government Area, were said to be on their way to the venue of the recruitment exercise in Kano when the accident occurred on Hadejia-Kano Road in Ringim Local Government Area.

It is reported that the accident occurred, when their vehicle rammed into a trailer, which was parked wrongly by the road. The Jigawa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Audi Jinjiri, confirmed the tragic incident. “The accident involved a commercial Golf 3 wagon conveying 12 passengers from Gagarawa to Kano,” he said.

According to him, the commercial vehicle rammed into a parked DAF truck which had developed a mechanical fault and occupied the lane meant for oncoming vehicles. Jinjiri said that 10 persons lost their lives while two others were in critical conditions at Ringim General Hospital. [Swipe]

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