11 killed in Niger accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger State said 11 persons died and 14 others were injured in an accident at the NNPC junction on the Maje-Dikko road, in Suleja Local Government Area.
Sector Commander Yusuf Garba stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday.
According to Garba, the accident happened about 5.30am, involving a trailer (KTG 100 ZZ), carrying animals.
“The probable cause of the accident was the rusted plate that made the body detach from the articulated trailer tractor,” he said.
The bodies were deposited at the Sabon Wuse General Hospital, while the injured are receiving treatment at the same hospital.
Garba reiterated that the Lambata office would continue to effectively monitor the conduct and behaviour of road-users, especially those of articulated vehicles.
He said officers and men of the FRSC in the outpost would continue to monitor drivers and discourage them against indiscriminate parking, especially on the highway.
The commander also advised drivers of articulated vehicles to ensure that their trucks were roadworthy and adhere to traffic rules and regulations to avoid crashes.
“We will intensify 24-hour patrol on all the federal highways and enforce traffic rules and regulations to ensure safety of road users,” he added.

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