At least four members of the same family died on Sunday in a road accident along Gaya-Dutse Road.
The accident, a head-on-collision, occurred in Jigawa State along the busy highway connecting Kano and Maiduguri.
The victims included Abubakar Isah, a deputy director for the Jigawa State Ministry of Land, who died alongside his wife and two kids.
The police spokesperson for Jigawa State, Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident and said the accident occurred late Sunday night.
He said more details would be provided and that investigation into the accident has commenced.
A relative of the deceased, Ibrahim Isyaku, confirmed that the late Mr Isah was returning to Dutse, his place of work, following a weekend in neighbouring Kano State.
He said the deceased hailed from Birnin Kudu local government area of Jigawa State.