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10 Year-old-girl Crushed To Death In Bauchi Auto Crash

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 4:46 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu  /  Bauchi


A 10-year-old girl has been killed by a fast moving vehicle along the Murtala Mohammed Way, Bauchi,m Bauchi State capital.

It was learnt that Hafsat Ibrahim was knocked down by a black coloured Golf 3 vehicle about 6.30 p.m. on Sunday.

Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying that due to the impact of the crash the girl was unconscious and that she sustained severe injuries on parts of her body.

He said “the scene of accident was visited by the Police Traffic Division attached to GRA Police Station and the victim was later rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, where she was certified dead by a medical doctor while receiving treatment.

“The victim’s corpse was deposited at the mortuary at the hospital for postmortem examination after which it was later released to the parents for burial according to Islamic rites.”

Haruna said the driver of the vehicle was arrested and detained while the case is under investigation.

Meanwhile, a 15-year-old girl who was abducted by kidnappers has been rescued by the police in Bauchi.

According to a statement in Bauchi, the PPRO said the kidnappers raped the victim  while in their custody.

“You may recalled that on the 3/7/2015 at about 4.50 p.m., unknown persons kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and took her to unknown destination.

“The kidnappers apprehended were identified as Suleiman Yahaya, 23,  of Wunti; and Kamalu Abdullahi  male, 26, of Bakaro Ward, Bauchi. They were apprehended following discreet investigations gotten by the command,” statement added.