Ten people were murdered on Thursday when a tanker carrying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) crashed at the Bauchi Road Junction in the Jos North Local Government Area of the Plateau.
This was revealed in a statement released on Thursday in Jos by DSP Alfred Alabo, the Plateau State Police Command’s public relations officer.
Alabo reported that the car lost control, overturned, and caught fire, igniting two tricycles and three other cars nearby.
“Angwan Rogo Divisional Police Officer and his team of investigators were ordered to proceed directly to the scene of the accident by the state’s commissioner of police, Bartholomew Onyeka.
“Upon arrival, it was found that ten unnamed individuals had been burned beyond recognition. Later, their dead remains were taken to Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos.
The fire also “affected three other vehicles and two tricycles,” he added.