It was gathered on Sunday that about two officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) were confirmed dead and seven critically injured after a ghastly road accident in Kano.
The fatal incident which occurred near Kura town along Kano/Zaria highway on Sunday evening involved an 18-passenger Nissan bus, an official vehicle of the service.
Confirming the developement, Abdullahi Labaran, the spokesperson of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kano State Command told newsmens on telephone that the incident that involved nine men of the service ensued as a result of sudden tyre burst.
Meanwhile, a source within the service who did not want his name
to be mentioned revealed that four officers of the service died in the accident and several others were wounded as against the figure released by FRSC.
The source disclosed that the victims of the accident along other officers were in a long convoy enroute to Abuja after attending a passing out parade ceremony held on Saturday in Kano.
The bodies of those that lost their lives and those critically injured have been taken to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, The Guardian learnt.
Efforts to get an official reaction from the NIS were not successful after several calls put across to the spokesperson were rejected.