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24 persons burnt to death in Jigawa road accident



No fewer than 24 persons have been burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto accident at Gwamfai village in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

Media aide to the Jigawa State Governor, Auwal Sankara, who confirmed the incident, said it happened while Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar was on his way to Gumel.

He explained that the accident happened when the driver of an 18-seater Toyota bus from Jahun heading to Shuwari market in Kiyawa Local Government Area lost control and rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side.

An eyewitness told DAILY POST that the driver lost control, raMMED into a black market petrol seller on the road side and vehicle went up in flames and all the occupants burnt to death.

Sankara added that the Governor, who met the accident on his way to Gumel, instructed the local council chairman to ensure he assists the families of the passengers.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri, also confirmed the incident.

He said the exact cause and casualties of the accident are yet to be ascertained.

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