Wakil stated that the crash occurred around 3pm.
He said, “Yes, the accident is true and it happened in the Tirwun area of the state. The accident involved 22 passengers, who were in two different vehicles, a Hummer 18-passenger bus belonging to the Borno Express Mass Transit and a Golf car. The bus had 18 passengers on board, while the car had four.
“Immediately we were called, our men from the Motor Traffic Department rushed to the scene for rescue operation and conveyed all the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.
“Among the 22 passengers, 20 of them were burnt beyond recognition, while two females survived the accident.
“The corpses were deposited in the mortuary, while the two injured victims are at the same hospital receiving treatment.”
The Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, did not take several calls to his mobile telephone and had yet to return them as of the time of filing this report.