One lecturer and an MSc student of the Kwara State University (KWASU) have reportedly died in an auto crash Monday evening along Minna-Lambata road, Niger state.
It was gathered that the accident involved one of the university’s buses carrying 15 staff and students. Seven of the passengers were reported to have been badly injured in the crash while six others escaped unscathed.
In his condolence message to families of the accident victims and the university community, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq said, through his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, that:
“We are devastated by this sad development involving one female lecturer and an MSc student. As believers, we submit to the will of God on this development. We condole with the families of the deceased and the entire university community. We urge them to stay strong in this very trying moment”.
“The governor has directed relevant authorities in the state to quickly take over the medical care of the injured.
“Abdulrazaq, meanwhile, thanked God for the lives of those who survived the crash.
“We also specially commend all the first responders who helped to take them to the hospitals and supported them, including Prof. Musa Aibinu, head of department of Mechatronics Engineering at the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna; Honourable Liman Shuaib representing Suleja (Abuja); staff and management of College of Health Technology, Minna; Lambatta Medical Centre; Izon General Hospital; the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC); and the police, among others,” the statement added.