The Nigerian Medical Association blames the death of officials from Ekiti state who were on there way to Sokoto for the ongoing Annual Conference. One of the survivors, the Ekiti state NMA’s branch Chairman, Dr John Akinbote has this to say as a witness:
“Those that died would have survived if we got good medical attention from the point of the accident to the Doka General Hospital in Kaduna. It became even worst, when we got to Doka Hospital and there was no single doctor to attend to us and the only nurse on duty had no first aid facilities to administer treatment. “I am sure, if FRSC personnel that took us to Doka Hospital and the nurse on duty had medical facilities to give first aid treatment, our doctors and driver wouldn’t have died.”
Another survivor, Dr Stephen Ayosanmi, said the driver had slammed the brakes when the tyre burst causing the bus to somersault.