Wikki Tourists players involved in accident, bus goes aflame

The bus conveying players from the Bauchi-based side Wikki Tourists went up in flames on Thursday morning near Jos, Plateau State.

It was gathered, however, that no casualty was recorded.

The players were on their way to Uyo for their Nigeria Professional Football League clash against Dakkada FC when the incident occurred.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

The bus conveying the Giant Elephant lost two tyres at Hawan Kibo – a town near Jos – just before the fire started and then the players got out of the vehicle.

Wikki Tourists sit in 10th place on 13 points after 10 rounds of matches in the NPFL 2020-21 campaign, while their hosts sit in ninth position with 14 points from the same number of outings.