Twelve persons have died in a fatal road crash which occurred at kilometer 26 along Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Daily Trust gathered that 25 others were injured and are now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
It was further gathered that Several livestock also perished in the accident.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs confirmed the incident in a statement.
He explained that the accident which involved a trailer was caused by a combination of speeding, road defects, driving against the direction of traffic, and loss of control.
“This caused the trailer to veer off the pavement and overturn Twelve (12) persons were killed in the crash, 25 injured,” he said.
According to him, a crane was deployed to retrieve two dead bodies mutilated and trapped underneath the wreckage of the trailer.
The Commissioner led extensive patrols along the Kaduna-Abuja highway to enforce compliance with the ban on driving against the direction of traffic.
He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report of the fatal accident, and commiserated with the families of the deceased, while wishing the injured quick recovery.
Aruwan said the governor has further enjoined citizens plying the highway to desist from dangerous and potentially disastrous practices like speeding, overloading, reckless driving and driving against the flow of traffic, which was prohibited by the Kaduna State Government a week ago.