The Niger State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has confirmed that six persons lost their lives in multiple accidents on the Lapai-Agaiye-Bida road on Tuesday.
Mr. Joel Dagwa, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, told journalists in Minna on Tuesday. He added that three other persons also sustained various degrees of injuries in the auto crash, NAN reports.
Dagwa, while advising motorists to exercise caution and adhere to speed limits while driving, said the accident was caused by brake failure and loss of control.
According to him, the accident happened around 5 am, and five trucks were involved, and they all caught fire.
“Nine persons were involved in the accident; six died while three sustained various degrees of injuries and were all evacuated to Lapai General Hospital.
“The bodies of the deceased were deposited at the morgue in the same hospital, while those injured were already responding to treatment.
“We will sustain our aggressive patrols across all major highways to ensure that road users adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to avoid road accidents,” Dagwa said.