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N5m recovered at accident scene in Zaria

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says a sum of N5,020,660 was recovered from the victims of a crash that occured along Kaduna-Zaria route.

In a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu said that no life was lost.

Biu said that the crash, which occured at about 13:01hrs on Sunday, involved one Toyota Hiace white bus with registration number KTG13XG.

The FRSC boss said the cause of the accident was tyre burst, adding that the lone crash was serious but not fatal, as some occupants sustained fracture, cuts and bruises.

According to him, 11 people were involved,  with eight people injured and three survived without injuries.

“No lives lost and items recovered included N5,020,660 cash, 10 handsets and other luggage, all of which shall be presented to the family soonest.

“The injured victims were taken to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Shika for medical treatment.

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“The luggage, palm oil and other luggage were handed over to the chairman of the palm oil sellers union.

“The vehicle was towed to base, while the recovered money was handed over to the duty room and obstruction was cleared successfully, “he said.

The Corps Marshal commended the Zaria Unit command patrol teams for their commitment in ensuring saftey of the people and for their honesty in recovering such huge amount of money.

He also expressed his gratitude to operatives for their resilience, professionalism and excellent synergy with other security agencies in their areas of responsibility.

He urged them and their peers across the country to maintain the current momentum, charging them and their colleagues across the country to continue to raise the bar in their daily attainments.

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