12 persons lost their lives to an auto crash on Wednesday while 25 sustained injuries on the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Wednesday.
It was reported that the crash occurred in the morning, when a trailer was over speeding and driving against traffic.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed that the state government received the information through security agencies.
The commissioner, at the accident scene, added that the 25 injured travellers were receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital, while livestock perished in the crash.
Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness over the incident and sympathised with the families of the deceased and also wished those injured quick recovery.
The governor was said to have cautioned citizens plying the highway to desist from leading to accident practices “like speeding, overloading and driving against the flow of traffic, which has been prohibited by the Kaduna State Government.”
The commissioner said, “The Kaduna State Government has received a report from security agencies on a fatal road traffic crash which occurred this morning at kilometre 26 of the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
“Twelve persons were killed in the crash, with 25 injured, who are now receiving treatment in hospital. Livestock also perished in the accident.
“A crane was deployed to retrieve two dead bodies mutilated and trapped underneath the wreckage of the trailer.
“The scene of the crash has been cleared up, and security agencies have ensured the normal movement of traffic along the route.”