37 soldiers injured in Kano auto crash

37 soldiers injured in Kano auto crash

Friday, July 15, 2016 9:30 pm

Nigerian soldiers

Nigerian soldiers

Not fewer than 37 soldiers were injured when a military truck conveying soldiers was involved in an accident along Kano- Gaya road on Friday.

An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday that the accident happened between 8 a.m. to 9a.m.

According to the witness, the military truck with registration number NA1716 BO5 was travelling to Dutse in Jigawa when the incident occurred.

NAN gathered that the accident was caused by break failure.

When contacted, the sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Kano state, Mr Aminu Umar confirmed the incident.

He said that the incident happened around 9 a.m. when the military truck which was conveying 36 soldiers led by Maj. R. O. Alieze had break failure in Gaya town, Gaya local government area.

He said that the injured soldiers had since been taken to General Hospital Dutse in Jigawa for medical treatment.

“It was our rescue team in Widil that conveyed the victims to the General Hospital, Dutse where they are receiving medical attention,” he said.

Umar dismissed the rumour being peddled that some of the soldiers died in the crash.


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