Two people were killed after a vehicle in the convoy of the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bauchi State, Nuhu Zaki, collided with a motorcycle, The LENTORLITENEWS learnt.
One other person sustained bruises and a fracture in the fatal crash.
The accident which occurred on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at about 2.25pm, at Miya town, along Miya – Warji in Warji Local Government Area of the state, involved five male adults.
The victims were immediately rushed to the Kafin Madaki General Hospital by the commissioner, where two people were confirmed dead.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, Bauchi State Command, Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Thursday.
He said the government vehicle, a White Toyota Hilux with registration number: BA18 A08, collided with a commercial Bajaj Boxer motorcycle ridden by one Muhammad Muawuya.
Abdullahi said that the fatal crash was caused by speed violation which led to a loss of control.
He said, “There was a multiple fatal crash yesterday, November 16th, 2022 at about 2.45pm, involving a government vehicle and a commercial motorcycle.
“The government vehicle is a White Toyota Hilux with registration number: BA18 A08 which collided with a commercial Bajaj Boxer motorcycle ridden by one Muhammad Muawuya.
“The multiple crash was caused by speed violation which resulted in a loss of control and subsequently, a collision between the vehicle and the motorcycle at Miya town along Miya-Warji route, involving five male adults.
“The victims who were in the entourage of the Commissioner, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Nuhu Zaki, were rushed to the Kafin Madaki General Hospital (by the commissioner) for treatment and confirmation.
“It was there in the hospital that a medical doctor confirmed two people dead. One other person sustained bruises and a fracture.”