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Motorcycle crash claims 4 lives, 2 injured in Bauchi

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Condolence visit to the deceased families 

By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi

An head on collision between two motorcycles has claimed the lives of 4 person while 2 others were variously injured few hours to crossing over to the year 2023. 

The fatal road crash occurred in Bogoro, headquarters of Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

It was reported that the accident occurred at about 7pm on Friday, involving two motorcycles which had a head on collision at a junction along Kurum -Bogoro junction.

According to an eyewitness account, the two motorcyclists were coming from opposite directions leading to collision with each other at the junction leading to the death of four persons who rode the motorcycles while two travellers were injured variously.

A Police report in the area indicated that before the crash, one of the motorcycles operated without headlights making it difficult for the other rider from the opposite direction not to be aware thereby leading to the crash.

A family of the victims, Mr Daniel Haruna narrated how his son perished in the accident saying, “yes, my son was killed in the unfortunate accident.” 

According to him, “He and his friend left home yesterday evening to go to a nearby village called Kurum, but, a few minutes later, I received a phone call that they were involved in an accident.” 

“I went to the hospital and saw his lifeless body. As I am talking to you, we are planning for their burial. The dead people are four in number while those injured are currently receiving treatment at the general hospital, Bogoro,” he added.

While reacting to the sad news, the Chairman of Bogoro LGC, Hon Markus Bitrus Lusa described the accident as very unfortunate calling on road users to be cautious especially in the festive season.

Hon Markus Bitrus Lusa also cautioned motorists and other roads users to drive with care during the night ensuring that they had the lights of their vehicles and motorcycles on at night.

While praying for the repose of their souls, the Chairman condole with the immediate families of the deceased.

Meanwhile, the member representing Bogoro Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon Musa Wakili Nakwada and the Hon Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, Jidauna Mbami Tula have paid condolence visits to the bereaved families. 

The Politicians prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead urging the families to accept the unfortunate deaths in good faith as contained in a statement by Gomna James, Information officer, Bogoro LGA. 

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