A member of Zamfara State house of assembly representing Bakura state constituency has lost 9 members of his family in a car accident.
Saidu Yarkufoji lost 3 biological children, 4 grandchildren and 2 sisters, according to the Zamfara command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The accident occurred along Sokoto-Gusau road on Sunday. It was caused by a head-on collision involving a Volkswagen Golf car and a Coca-Cola truck, Nasiru Ahmed, spokesman of the command told News Agency of Nigeria.
Ahmed said that out of the 10 persons, who died in the car conveying 12 passengers, nine were female.He said that the other two persons who sustained various degrees of injuries, were still receiving treatment at Yariman Bakura Special Hospital, Gusau.
He further urged motorists to avoid night journey and over speeding as much as possible to reduce crashes across the state.
The victims have been buried according to Islamic rites.
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