It was all round wailing and tears when tragedy struck in Kaduna, as 15 persons, including six national women leaders of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ, perished in an auto accident in the state.
The Federal Road Safety Corps’ Sector Head of Operations, Kaduna, Mr. Salish Umar Galadunci, confirmed the incidents.
He, however, could not say whether the Women leaders were part of the accident which occurred along Kajuru junction Maraba Rido Kachia road, in Chikun Local Government Area of the state
A source told our correspondent that five high ranking women lost their lives along with the driver of the bus conveying them from Kebbi State after attending the inauguration of the Church in the state.
In his account, the source said a wife of former ERCC sec-gen and vice chairman Sanga LGC in Kaduna State, Mrs lydia Nuhu Idzi, was among the women that died in the accident.
Galadunci explained 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,He said, “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.