Abdullahi, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi, said that the accident which occurred at about 2:30 p.m. also left 12 others with serious injuries.
He explained that the accident occurred when a motorcycle conveying four passengers rammed into an incoming Toyota Hiace hummer bus, belonging to Gombe line express.
He added that all the passengers on the motorcycle lost their lives instantly.
Abdullahi said six people also lost their lives in the bus and that their corpses had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Azare.
He attributed the accident to over speeding and called on all commercial fleet operators to install Speed Limiting Device (SLD) in their vehicles.
“They should endeavour to install the device to curtail drivers’ excesses,” he advised.