At least 10 people died in a road accident at Azare in Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Saturday.
Yusuf Abdullahi, the Bauchi Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to Abdullahi, the accident, which occurred at about 2:30pm, also left 12 others with serious injuries.
He explained that the accident occurred when a motorcycle conveying four passengers rammed into an incoming Toyota Hiace hummer bus, belonging to Gombe line express.
The passengers on the motorcycle lost their lives instantly.
Abdullahi said six people also lost their lives in the bus and their corpses have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Azare, also those injured have been taken to New Jama’are Clinic in Azare for treatment.
“Out of the 12 people that were injured, we have six male adults, three female adults, one male child and two female children,” he said.
He attributed the accident to over speeding and called on all commercial fleet operators to install Speed Limiting Device (SLD) in their vehicles.
“This is because anytime the driver decides to behave anyhow, or go beyond normal speed, the device would curtail it.
“They should endeavour to install the device to curtail drivers’ excesses,” he said.
Abdullahi reiterated that the FRSC will continue to carry out public enlightenment campaigns in motor parks, market squares and roads, on the causes and dangers of road accidents.