15 Die In 72 Hours On Kaduna-Abuja Expressway

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The Kaduna State Government says no fewer than 15 persons perished in crashes on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway within the past 72 hours, while driving against traffic, according to a statement it issued on Sunday in Kaduna.


Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Internal Security, and Home Affairs, who issued the statement, said the information was based on feedback to the state government by the military and security agencies conducting security operations along the highway.


According to him, the figure of the dead was presented along with a report of the latest crash, which occurred early on Sunday around Greenfield University in Chikun Local Government Area involving an articulated vehicle conveying grains and motorcycles to Abuja and driving against the traffic.


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“This caused the vehicle to veer off the road and tip over on its side. Seven persons died in the crash, with five injured and now receiving treatment in hospital. Troops and security agents helped clear the site and ensure the normal flow of traffic,” he added.


Aruwan said several other fatal accidents had occurred recently on the route, all caused by drivers switching lanes to drive against the traffic, leading to head-on collisions with oncoming vehicles, citing the case of a crash on Saturday around Olam Farms in which two lives were lost.

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