By Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse
Ten youths intending to join the Nigerian Navy died on Saturday in an auto crash in Jigawa State.
The young indigenes of Gagarawa Local Government Area were said to be on their way to the venue of the recruitment exercise in Kano when the accident occurred on Hadejia-Kano Road in Ringim Local Government Area.
Confirming the accident, the Jigawa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Audi Jinjiri said “a fatal motor accident occurred along Hadejia to Kano Road in Ringim Local Government Area.
“The accident involved a commercial Golf 3 wagon conveying 12 passengers from Gagarawa to Kano”
According to him, the commercial vehicle rammed into a parked DAF truck which had developed a mechanical fault and occupied the lane meant for oncoming vehicles.
Jinjiri said that 10 persons lost their lives while two others were in critical conditions at Ringim General Hospital.