A tragic accident occurred today in Abuja, claiming the life of a young secondary school girl who was fatally struck by a taxi. The incident took place around 2:10 PM near the Garki district. Eyewitnesses report that the girl, whose name has not yet been released, was crossing the road on her way back from school when she was hit by the speeding taxi.

Despite immediate efforts by bystanders to provide first aid and call for emergency services, the girl succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The driver of the taxi has been identified as Mr. Buhari, a resident and taxi operator. He was promptly apprehended by the police and is currently in custody, facing charges of reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter.

Residents and parents of students at the nearby secondary school have expressed deep sorrow and concern over the incident, calling for stricter traffic regulations and better pedestrian safety measures in the area.

Many have noted that the busy road, often used by students, lacks adequate crosswalks and speed bumps, making it dangerous for pedestrians.

Authorities have promised a thorough investigation into the accident and have pledged to implement necessary safety measures to prevent such tragedies in the future.