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SOME 27 persons were killed on Christmas eve at Bakura junction, in Bakura local government area of Zamfara in a ghastly motor accident.
GUSAU—SOME 27 persons were killed on Christmas eve at Bakura junction, in Bakura local government area of Zamfara in a ghastly motor accident. The accident involved a Mercedes Benz 911on its way to Sokoto from Magami town in Gusau local government area.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Alhaji Umar Liman, said the accident occurred at about 4:00 a.m. as a result of a mechanical problem. “The vehicle was loaded with bags of maize, and when the accident happened, it fell under a bridge,” he said.
According to him, three other injured persons had been taken to the Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
Crime rate low, saypolice
Meanwhile, the police say criminal activities in the country were very low throughout the Christmas celebrations. Force spokesman, Haz Iwendi, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), said in Abuja that the crime situation during the period was insignificant.
He said reports reaching him from various police commands showed that there was no serious crime recorded throughout the fiesta. Iwendi said: “There is no cause for alarm, everywhere was calm as people were enjoying themselves without fear of harassment or attack.”
He attributed the security situation to adequate measures put in place by various police commands to ensure the safety of lives and properties of all citizens. Iwendi further called on Nigerians to continue to cooperate with the police, saying policing must be seen as a collective responsibility of government and the citizenry. He also solicited the support of the citizens in providing useful information to the force.
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