Tragedy in Kano, As Infant, Mother, 8 others Perish

Killings in Jos, 2012
Killings in Jos, 2012

The northern region of Nigeria continues to wreck bloodshed along the streets of its cities and communities. Information available to indicates that a 12 month old child, a mother and eight others were killed late on Monday night [11pm] in Kano State.

According to the information gathered, the victims were burnt to death following a ghastly car accident along the Kano – Kwari road near the Takai Bridge. The accident occurred between a Golf vehicle and a heavy duty vehicle [trailer]. Some of the victims were occupants of the Golf vehicle when it collided with the heavy duty vehicle around a sharp corner – as it attempted to overtake another vehicle. Upon collision, both vehicles went up in flames – burning the occupants of the Golf vehicle beyond recognition.

The driver of trailer survived with minor burns. He was taken to the nearby hospital at Takai General Hospital for treatment – while the charred remains of the passengers were buried at Takai cemetery.

The Head of Operation, Federal Road Safety Commission [FRSC], Kano Command, Malam Kabiru Nadabo confirmed that “10 died from the accident” and that it was caused by “a dangerous overtaking by the gulf car“.



  1. I had the impression of another terrible BH attack when I saw the picture of the murdered kids, only to find out that the dead mother, as well as the child and eight others actually died in a motor accident! This type of journalistic misrepresentation in order to attract the reader’s attention is not very helpful.
    Chukwuemeka Ilouno . PhD


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