At least 20 passengers have perished in a road accident along the Kaduna–Abuja Expressway.
The accident occurred around 5 am on Tuesday, May 17, when a bus rammed into a cement trailer parked along the Abuja/Kaduna road.
The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Hafiz Muhammad, who confirmed the incident said the agency suspected fatigue on the part of the driver who was on a night journey.
“The bus crashed into a BUA Cement trailer and then went into flames. Twenty-two people were inside the bus out of which 20 died,” he said.
“Those who died include 17 male adults, 2 women and a minor. They said the trailer was parked when the bus went under it. It was terrible because we always caution bus drivers against night journeys.”
Muhammad said though there was no law against night journeys, it’s very risky because most of the accidents recorded along that route are due to night journeys.