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Three killed, 28 injured in Niger auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Niger Command, on Monday confirmed that three people died in an auto crash on Bida – Kutigi road in Bida Local Government Area of the state.

The State FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Joel Dagwa,who confirmed the accident, said it occurred on Sunday in Wuya village about 14 kilometres from Bida town and involved a Mitsubishi lorry with registration KRN 102 XA number, conveying 31 passengers.

Dagwa said 3 of the passengers died, while 28 others sustained injuries and were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, and Bida General hospital for treatment.

“We have also deposited the corpses of the victims at the federal medical centre, Bida,” Dagwa said.

He blamed the incident on fatigue and overloading.

Dagwa added that the corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against dangerous driving in all the major highways in the state.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93.Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism.He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002.Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013).He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers.He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor.Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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