From DESMOND MGBOH, Kano
NO fewer than 37 officers of the Nigeria Army were on Friday involved in road accident in Gaya town in Kano State.
The accident happened about 8 in the morning along Gaya Express Way in the southern part of Kano State.
The soldiers who suffered injuries were rushed to Gaya General Hospital, where they were attended to by medical personnel on duty.
Security sources said the accident involved soldiers attached to the 3 Brigade of the Nigeria Army, who were officially on transit from Gusau to Azara town, Bauchi State.
Witness told our correspondent that the accident happened after one of the trucks on the convoy attempted to avoid a woman, who suddenly emerged on the road, trying to cross to the other side of the expressway.
A source said, “The affected military truck, with registration number, NA1716 BO5, skipped as it tried to avoid hitting the woman, and in the process, it was brushed by the other truck that was coming behind it ”
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Alhaji Aminu J. Umar confirmed the accident and said his officers rushed the injured to the hospital. He added that no life was however lost in the accident.
The spokesman of the 3 Brigade Nigeria Army,Kano, Captain Ikechukwu Eze, didnt respond to calls as at press time.