At least 15 persons have died in an accident involving two buses along the Maiduguri – Damaturu road.
Sanusi Ibrahim, Borno Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, said the accident occurred near Mainok village of Kaga Local Government Area.
“I just got the report from our unit in Beneshiek that two Sharon buses carrying 15 passengers including the drivers were involved in a fatal collision and that all the 15 people in the two buses died.
“It involved seven males and eight females,” Ibrahim said.
According to him, the driver of one of the buses lost control because of tyre burst, leading to the collision.
He urged motorists to always observe the speed limit and other road safety regulations to minimise such fatal accidents.