At least 16 people died and several others were injured when a truck lost control and crashed into three other vehicles in Zamfara.
The crash occurred during a drizzle on Wednesday evening near Feagin Dan Marke community, along Funtua-Gusau road, few kilometers south of Gusau the state capital.
It occurred a few minutes after Governor Bello Mohammed had passed the point on his way back to Gusau from Abuja where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Gov Mohammed received the information of the accident before reaching Gusau and immediately returned to the scene and ordered the quick conveyance of the corpses to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau.
The governor directed for immediate contact with the families of the victims and ordered all his staff to gather at the hospital early the following day for a befitting burial to the deceased.
The dead have since been buried.
The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Zamfara state Mr. Yassar Shehu confirmed the incident to Daily Trust.
Officials blame speed and wrong overtaking.