Six national women leaders of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC), have lost their lives in an auto accident in Kaduna, on their way back from the inauguratio
n of the church in Kebbi state.
The accident happened along Kajuru junction Maraba Rido Kachi road in Chikun local government area of the state on Sunday, May 13.
They have however been buried.
Mrs lydia Nuhu Idzi who is the wife of former ERCC secretary general and vice chairman Sanga local government council in Kaduna state, was one of the 13 people that were burnt beyond recognition.
The Federal Road Safety Corps’ Sector Head of Operations, Kaduna, Salish Galadunci, who confirmed the accident said:
“On 14/5/17 at about 1630hrs at Kajuru junction Maraba Rido Kachi road, two vehicles moving in the same direction collided and caught fire with 18 persons inside.”
Mr Galadunci said the vehicles were trying to dodge a motorcyclist who was crossing the road when it collided with another oncoming car and immediately went up in flame, roasting about 13 of the 18 persons in a Toyota Hummer bus with number plate AkW 60 XA.
The first vehicle in front which was on speed tried avoiding the Okada but instead ran into a ditch by the roadside and the other vehicle following, also rammed into the bus in front and there was fire.
“The two vehicles are Toyota bus AkW 60 XA, Toyota Starlet AA 379 FNN. 18 persons involved while 5 persons injured 12 dead burnt alive, 2 were male adults, 10 female adults,”he said.
May their souls rest in peace.