Abuja (Nigeria), January 15: Twelve people were killed in a road accident in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state as two vehicles went aflame after running into each other on Thursday, police said on Friday.
Suleiman Nguroje, a spokesman for the police in Adamawa, described the incident, involving a bus and a car, as "unfortunate" while confirming the incident at a section of the busy Yola-Mubi road of the state on Thursday.
Eight people in the bus and four others in the car were affected as the vehicles, travelling in different directions, ran into each other on top speed, Nguroje told reporters at a press briefing in Yola, the state capital.
He added that the police had launched a further investigation into the incident.
On January 7, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari lamented the frequency of road accidents in the country, describing them as "particularly worrisome" and called for greater reflection on the importance of safety standards.
Buhari advised drivers to take safety regulations seriously, noting they have the responsibility to protect their passengers.
Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, often caused by overloading, bad road conditions and reckless driving.