An accident involving an articulated vehicle along the Tsamiya-Bagudo road in Kebbi, has resulted in the death of 12 persons.
The sole administrator of Bagudo Local Government Area, Abubakar Zagga, told the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview that the accident occurred on Thursday night.
Although information on the incident was still scanty as at the time of this report, Mr Zagga said that the accident involved some people, who were mostly traders from Tsamiya, a border town with Benin Republic.
The administrator said the traders were on their way to Lagos, saying that 12 victims reportedly died on the spot.
He said 12 seriously injured victims were also admitted at the Koko/Besse Local Government Area hospital and six others at the Bagudo Council hospital, stressing that rescue operation was in place to save other victims.
Although effort to speak with security officials on the accident was ongoing, a witness, Abubakar Magaji, also told journalists that more than 24 persons died in the accident. That number was not confirmed by the council official.