Twelve passengers have been confirmed dead in an accident on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway after their bus crashed on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.
The road crash occurred on Monday on the busy highway, 6 persons injured in the incident were rushed to the hospital.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan confirmed the incident, saying there were 18 persons on board the Toyota Hiace bus.
The bus took off from Kaduna and was headed for Abuja.
Aruwan said the accident happened around Nasarawa Doka in Kachia local council.
“The crash involved a lone Toyota Hiace bus conveying 18 passengers from Kaduna to Abuja.
The cause of the crash has been identified as brake failure caused by a tyre explosion.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and sent condolences to the families of the perished victims, as he wished the injured persons a quick recovery,” he said.