• October 31, 2020

Personal Assistant to Nigerian Lawmaker, Wife & 3 Children Died in Car Crash

A man said to be the Personal Assistant to Hon. Aliyu, representing Da Buji Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, died alongside his wife and their three children in a fatal car accident.

Mr Abubakar Isah Birnin Kudu, his wife, Fiddausi, and their three children, Sabir, Sabrin, and Mahir were on their way to Dutse, Jigawa State from Kano State, on Sunday, September, 20, 2020, when the incident happened.

Road accidents are rife in Nigeria with Africa’s most populous nation having the second highest rate of road accidents among 193 ranked countries of the world.

In Nigeria, road traffic accidents is intricately linked with road transport development in the country.

Nigeria recorded her first traffic accident in Lagos in 1906.

From the 1970s in Nigeria, following remarkable improvements in the national economic prosperity arising from the oil boom, the magnitude of the accident problem increased.

According to estimates, by 2030, deaths from road traffic accidents (RTAs) will surpass cerebrovascular disease, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

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The situation in Nigeria has been worsened by the near absence of alternative modes of transportation as an estimated 90% of passengers and freight in Nigeria rely on the road network.

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