The Kaduna State Government has refuted claim that 16 persons from Kano were killed by bandits along the dreaded Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.
There had been reports on some major online publications in the country, that the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday, laid curses on the criminals over the barbaric act.
However, Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, in a statement signed by him on Facebook on Friday morning, said the story that the Kano indigenes were killed by bandits in Kaduna was “incorrect and misleading”.
He clarified that the travellers from the neighbouring state perished at Rigachikun axis of Kaduna-Zaria road in a road accident caused by a burst tyre.
Aruwan conveyed the condolences of the state government to the families of the deceased, and wished the injured persons speedy recovery.
“KDSG Security Update: Thursday 10th December 2020. Kano indigenes perished in accident, and were not killed by bandits on the Kaduna-Abuja Road.
“The story that 16 indigenes of Kano State were killed by bandits on the Kaduna-Abuja Road is incorrect and misleading.
“The fact is, they perished at the Rigachikun axis of Kaduna-Zaria Road in a road accident following a burst tyre.
“Our deep condolences go to their families, as we pray that their souls rest in peace. We also wish those who sustained injuries speedy recovery.
“We will respond appropriately if the need arises,” the statement read.