Accident claims one person, 15 other injured in Borno

By Umar Mohammed, Maiduguri.

No fewer than one person lost his life and 15 others were wounded in an accident at the Benisheik area of the Maiduguri /Damaturu highway in Borno state on Friday.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Borno, Utten Boyi confirmed the accident happened near Benisheik in the Kaga local government area of the state.

He said one person was confirmed dead in the accident.

He said, “we had 21 ppersons in the bus, one person confirmed while 15 others were injured and they have been taken to the hospital.

It was gathered that the incident killing three people and injuring others.

But an eyewitness said the BAM 249 XA Borno express car, which left Maiduguri early this morning on its way to Kano, was involved in an accident a few kilometres away from Benisheik.

The causes of the failure or accident weren’t disclosed at this time (10:58 am).

“I have talked to the driver, but he seems kind of afraid.” “I told him not to get frightened and drive focused; those were my words before I saw myself in this incident,” said one of the survivor passengers who refused to disclose his name.

“I’m on my way to Kano, as are others in the car,” the man added.

“Two women and a man lost their lives; others got injured. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital in Benisheik for treatment.

“People came and met the tragic incident,” Izge Aliyu, a traveller from Maiduguri, told our reporter.

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