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Nigerian Air Force Jet Crashes, Loss Pilot

Nigerian Air Force Jet Crashes, Loss Pilot

An Aircraft belonging to Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday crashed in Kaduna killing the pilot. A statement by Air Force spokesperson, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, says, “the cause of the accident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has ordered the constitution of Board of Inquiry to investigate the cause of […]

Rainfall: Teenager Drowns In Kaduna, Northern Nigeria

By Amos Tauna A 13-year old, Chinedu Ogechukwu ThankGod, has on Monday drowned in a gutter, during a heavy downpour in Sabon Tasha, area of Kaduna, northern Nigeria. Her whereabouts remain unknown, as search parties are yet to find her, or her remains. The situation is raising concerns among friends, relatives and neighbours, who have […]

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Nigeria Has Highest Number Of Fatalities In Africa, Records 33.7 Deaths Per 100,000 – Road Safety Agency

By Amos Tauna Nigeria’s ‘Federal Road Safety Corps’ (FRSC), has observed that there are 33.7 deaths per 100,000 population in Nigeria every year, making the country one of the countries with the highest number of fatalities in Africa. FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this during the flag-off of the Global Road Safety Week at […]

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Tanzania School Bus Crash Kills Dozens

More than 30 people – almost all of them schoolchildren – have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say. They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the town of Karatu. A number of people were hurt. Officials later tried to remove survivors and dead bodies […]

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Global Road Traffic Injury Facts

            About 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years. 90% of the world’s fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries […]

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Boko Haram: Helicopter Crash Kills 4 Cameroonian Army Officers

By Winifred Bulus Kaduna (Nigeria) — A Cameroonian military helicopter has crashed on Sunday, killing four army officers, among them, two senior officers; General Jacob Kodji, commander of the 4th Inter-Army Military Region (RMIA); Colonel Alphonse Kameni, commander of the 4th gendarmerie region; and two other members of the crew. Reports say, the helicopter was […]

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Victims Of Nigerian Military Bombing Recovering In Hospitals — Government

By Winifred Bulus Borno State government in northeast Nigeria says all the 54 victims of the military bomb on Rann community hospitalised in three health centres in Maiduguri are in stable condition. Briefing journalists Wednesday, Commissioner for Health, Haruna Mshelia, said the state had set up medical emergency response units to coordinate rehabilitation of victims, […]

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Nigerian Military Jet Mistakenly Kills Several Civilians In Northeast

A Military jet bomber on Tuesday killed several civilians in Borno state, northeast Nigeria while targeting Boko Haram members. Several others were wounded, among them, humanitarian aid workers from the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) and Doctors Without Border (MSF). “We got information that Boko Haram terrorists were gathering somewhere in Kala Balge Local […]

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