11 disqualified army applicants, 10 others killed as bridge collapses in Jigawa

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11 disqualified army applicants, 10 others killed as bridge collapses in Jigawa

21 persons, including 11 disqualified military recruitment applicants, have died in a road accident in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

 

It was gathered that the accident occurred on Sunday, August 15 after a bridge collapsed in Rabadi village along Gwaram-Basirka road. 

 

The chairperson, Jigawa Civil Society Forum, Musbahu Basirka, who confirmed the incident told Premium Times that the victims were travelling from Kano to Adamawa State when the incident happened.

 

11 disqualified army applicants, 10 others killed as bridge collapses in Jigawa

 

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), SP Yusuf Wakili, also confirmed that the victims were coming from Kano, where they went for recruitment screening into the Nigerian Army.

 

He said from documents found on the victims, eight of them were from Adamawa, while one came from Taraba and others Borno states

 

11 disqualified army applicants, 10 others killed as bridge collapses in Jigawa

 

Confirming the incident, spokesperson of Jigawa State Police Command, Lawan Adam, said the police responded to a distress call following the incident.

 

“It involved one Hummer bus…



Source: Linda Ikeji