Four Nigerian Police Academy Students Die in Road Accident


Six people, including four police cadets, were on Sunday killed in a motor accident on Kano-Kaduna expressway.

Muktar Zubairu, unit commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zaria, confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate and pathetic.

He said the accident involved two vehicles; a J5 bus with registration number: KMC 274 YW and a Volkswagen Golf which was burnt to ashes,

According to him, the two vehicles had a head-on-collision and subsequently burst into flames due to a generating machine inside one of the vehicles.

He attributed the cause of the accident to ongoing road rehabilitation on Zaria-Kano road. he said motorists were forced to use one lane, thereby leading to series of accidents.

Zubairu cautioned motorists against overspeeding and reckless driving.

The unit commander identified causes of accidents on Nigerian roads to include overspeeding, dangerous overtaking, overloading, use of fairly used tyres, reckless driving, phone calls and disregard for traffic rules and regulations among others.

A police representative, Rufa’i Suleiman, said all the late police officers were in 400 level at Police Academy Wudil.

He said the deceased cadets, three males and a female, were on their way to Zaria, Kaduna State from Wudil in Kano, for a break.

He pleaded with the parents of the deceased to take heart and accept the “will of God”.

The funeral prayer for the late officers was conducted at Masallacin Danja at Tudun Wada, Zaria. They were buried at Dambo cemetery.


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