Katsina gov mourns as seven die in crash
Katstina State Governor, Dikko Radda, on Friday, condoled with the families of seven passengers of one of the state’s mass transit vehicles who died in a crash along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
It was learnt that among the deceased were two children and the bus driver.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Mohammed, in a statement in Katsina on Friday evening, attributed the accident which occurred on Thursday, to the ongoing repairs on the highway.
The statement read in part, “In a heartfelt response to the devastating incident that occurred yesterday (Thursday), Katsina State Governor, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, extends his sincere condolences to the families affected by the fatal accident involving a KTSTA eighteen-seater bus.
The ill-fated KTSTA bus from its office in the Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State en route to Abuja met with tragedy due to ongoing repairs on the Kaduna-Abuja highway.”
According to the statement, the construction work required the diversion of traffic, with contractors placing heavy machinery near the area, inadvertently contributing to the unfortunate incident.
“Regrettably, seven lives, including two children and the bus driver, were lost at the scene of the accident. Governor Radda expresses deep sympathy and stands in solidarity with the bereaved families and the people of Katsina State during this difficult time.”
The Governor also extended his condolences to his Borno State counterpart, Babagana Zulum, over the death of his media aide, Isa Gusau.
The statement added, “The loss of Malam Isa Gusau is deeply felt, and our thoughts are with the Borno State Government and the family of the departed.”