The Police in Jigawa have confirmed the death of one person and seven cattle in an auto crash that occurred in Gagarawa Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesman of the police command, DSP Lawan Shiisu, said the incident occurred on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m. at Bosuwa.
“On Tuesday, at about 2:30 p.m., there was a fatal motor vehicle accident at Bosuwa junction in Gagarawa LGA involving a trailer with number plate Yobe FUN 351 XA, loaded with about 38 cows driven by one Abdullahi, 27, of Potiskum, Yobe.
“On reaching Bosuwa junction, the driver lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and collided with a stationary red Sharon vehicle with number plate NNR 394 XA, parked at the shoulder of the road,” Shiisu said.He said that a police team evacuated the victims who sustained varying degree of injuries to hospital.
The spokesman added that one of the victims was confirmed dead at Gumel General Hospital, while nine others were admitted at Gagarawa Primary Healthcare Centre.
According to him, seven of the cattle died on the spot while 10 critically injured ones were slaughtered.