Village head, 6 others killed in Sokoto auto crash

SEVEN persons, including the village head of Tudun Doki in Gwadabawa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, Alhaji Hayatu Ardo, have died in a road crash which occurred along Gwadabawa-Illela road in Sokoto State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.

The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Sokoto Sector command, Mr Garaba Kanya, told newsmen on Wednesday that the accident occurred on Monday night.

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Kanya said the crash involved a commercial Toyota Avensis car conveying 11 persons, which skidded off the road and hit some trees when the driver lost control.

He said others who sustained injuries were hospitalised at Gwadabawa General Hospital.

NAN gathered that the sole administrator of Gwadabawa Local Government, Alhaji Aminu Aya, had commiserated with families of the deceased and prayed Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.


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