Twelve passengers have died after their bus crashed on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway on Monday.
While six persons injured in the incident were rushed to hospital.
The accident happened around Nasarawa Doka in Kachia local council.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan confirmed the incident.
Aruwan stated that there were 18 persons on board the Toyota Hiace bus.
“The crash involved a lone Toyota Hiace bus conveying 18 passengers from Kaduna to Abuja. The cause of the crash has been identified as a brake failure following a tire explosion.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and sent condolences to the families of the perished victims, as he wished the injured persons a quick recovery,” The commissioner added