Nine people died in a car crash on the Moniya-Ibadan road, Oyo state.
No less than 15 people were injured in the accident, and one boy was rescued from the rubble unscathed.
It was gathered that Saturday’s incident involved two passenger buses colliding at a sharp bend around a Muslim cemetery on the outskirts of the Iseyin town.
Residents of Iseyin said some of the victims had broken legs and there were reports that some of the victims were members of the same church who had returned from ceremonies in the Saki area.
Some residents reportedly went to morgues and hospitals where the victims were being admitted and treated to identify their loved ones.
Federal Road Safety Corps sector commander in Oyo state, Uche Chukwura said nine people died in the crash.
He said, “Nine persons were killed in the crash and 15 persons were injured. Two buses were involved and the cause could be speeding or a burst tyre. But a male child was rescued without any injury. That can only be God.”
The head of the FRSC warns motorists about speeding and urges them to always make sure their vehicles are in good condition before placing them on the road.
Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abduganiy Salawudeen appealed to motorists and commercial drivers to always be patient while driving.
The national president of the Iseyin Development Union, Alhaji Bayo Raji, said in a statement on Sunday that many people had died in the accident on the newly reconstructed Moniya-Iseyin road.
He asked state governor to call contractors on the road to repair bumps at “critical points along the road”.
A member of the Oyo State House of Assembly representing the Iseyin/Itesiwaju State constituency, Dele Adeola, also called for road signals and mounds to be built immediately to guide road users.