An early morning accident on Wednesday in Osun State has resulted in the death of seven passengers who were travelling in an 18-seater bus.
Of the seven that died, Naija News understands four of them were burnt beyond recognition.
The accident was said to have occurred around 3:45 am along the Ilesha/Osu expressway when the bus which was on high speed, swerved off the road and rammed into a billboard.
The bus, which was coming from Zamfara State, caught fire immediately with some of the passengers burnt beyond recognition.
Confirming the accident, the Field Commandant of Osun Security Network, codenamed ‘Amotekun’, Comrade Amitolu Shittu said: “We were on patrol around 3:45 am at Ilesha when the accident occurred.
“The vehicle was on top speed when it ran into a billboard. The vehicle was carrying two motorcycles and passengers.
“Some passengers were burnt beyond recognition. The FRSC and Fire Service joined us.”
Also, the Sector Commander FRSC Osun State, Paul Okpe, confirmed the accident.
“A white Toyota Hiace was involved in an accident. Seven people died and four were burnt beyond recognition,” he said.
In other news, five persons have been kidnapped by bandit terrorists during an attack on two villages in Dutsen Abba, Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was learned that the terrorists, who invaded the first settlement, Dallatu village in the early hours of Wednesday, abducted two people and looted properties.
The criminals then moved to Kasuwar Da’a village where they abducted six people including three children and women.
Speaking with Daily Trust, residents of the area said the terrorists released the kidnapped children on Wednesday morning leaving five people in captivity.
As of the time of filing this report, Kaduna State Police Command is yet to make a statement regarding the attack on the two villages.
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