At least seventeen people were confirmed dead in a road crash in Labele village just after Nasko town in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.
According to reports,the accident occurred around 6 pm on Saturday and involved a Volkswagen Sharan car and a Peugeot wagon. One of the vehicles was heading out of Niger while the other was travelling to Niger State from Kebbi State.
A Unite Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Abdullahi Ibrahim, confirmed the accident to Channels Television.
According to him, the two cars collided when one of them tried to dodge a pothole and attributed the tragic incident to speeding.