Parents Of Chibok Girls Involved In Fatal Accident While Going For PTA Meeting

Some of the parents of the the abducted Chibok girls were involved in an accident along Song-Yola road in Adamawa, North-east Nigeria.

According to sources one person died and 17 others sustained injuries from the accident that occurred on Sunday while the parents were on their way to a parents/teachers (PTA) meeting at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Academy in Yola when the incident occurred.

The police are yet to confirm the accident but the spokesman of the Chibok girls parents, Ayuba Alamson explained what happened.

“They were on their way to visit our daughters and also attend PTA meeting at AUN. But very sad to note that, at about 10.00 am, local time, one of the vehicles had a fatal accident in Song.

“There was road rehabilitation going on along the road, other vehicles took the diversion side and unfortunately, one the vehicle mistakenly ‘skipped-off’ and had an head on collision with a heavy-duty grading vehicle.

“Instantly, one of the parents, Yakubu Yerima died and 17 others were fatally injured,’’ he said in a telephone interview.

Mr Alamson also added: “It is very traumatic, we have continued to lose parents since the abduction saga and over 20 of the parents (have) died. We don’t want to lose anyone of us in this situation again.’’

While condoling with the Chibok parents, founder of the school and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on his Twitter handle said: “I’m saddened to hear the parents of #ChibokGirls studying at AUN Academy were involved in an auto accident on their way to a Parents-Teachers meeting in Yola, with one fatality and over a dozen injured.

“My prayers are with the families of the deceased and the injured.”

The Chibok girls were abducted in 2014 by the Boko Haram while they were preparing for their examinations.

Their abduction sparked national and global outrage and is believed to have helped the then opposition All Progressive Congress to oust the Goodluck Jonathan administration from power at the polls in 2015.

Some of them, who were later released, are studying at the AUN Academy on scholarships.

Over 100 of the girls are still in the custody of the terrorists.

2 Women Injured As IBEDC Van, Mini-Bus Collided

By Mariam Bello

Two women whose names could not be ascertained were seriously injured, during an accident involving three vehicles, including a Hilux Van belonging to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) at Ogo-Oluwa Area, Osogbo, State of Osun on Wednesday.

Other vehicles involved in the accident were a Toyota Corolla Sport Car and a mini-bus popularly known as Korope.

An eye witness recounted that the Corolla Sport Car was in the front and followed by the mini-bus, both heading to Ola-Iya junction, while the IBEDC van which was on a high speed from behind hit the mini-bus, which subsequently somersaulted.

He said, it was after the mini-bus had somersaulted and damaged that the van moved to hit the corolla sport from behind again.

The witness said, a female passer-by was one of those injured in the accident and rushed to the an unknown hospital for treatment by FRSC officials.

According to the witness, the IBEDC van oversped and that was the basis of the accident, saying that had the driver of the van drove carefully, the damage would have been minimal.

The driver of the mini-bus, Yusuff Mutiu said himself and other two occupants, a woman and an Immigration Officer were in the vehicle when the incident occurred.

The driver of the van, who mentioned his name as Buhari denied overspeeding, saying that as at the time of the incident, there was heavy traffic and he could not have oversped in such situation.

Meanwhile, at the scene of the accident, some youths were heard encouraging the mini-bus driver not to allow the repair of his vehicle, but a replacement, claiming that the company should be able to take out of electricity bill to replace the vehicle.

One of them said: “They have been swindling us with electricity bill and this is the time for them to pay back. The driver knew the company has the capacity to replace the vehicle and that is why he over sped to hit the vehicles of others”.

19 Killed As Bus Plunges In River

A bus which plunged into a river in Kenya’s Rift Valley Region has lead to the death of 19 people.

40 people more were injured in the accident which occurred on Tuesday as the vehicle was travelling from near Lake Victoria to the capital, Nairobi, Red Cross South Rift Regional Manager, Nicholas Kemboi, told dpa.

A local official, George Natembeya, said the accident happened when the bus hit a lorry and then veered off the road into the river.

He said a traffic controller had given the wrong road signal, leading to the accident.

Road accidents are not uncommon in Kenya with another accident on the same road in 2013 killing 41 people.

 

Seven Labour Leaders Perish In Auto Crash

Seven officials of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) from Federal Medical Centres and teaching hospitals across the country have been reported killed in an auto crash around Likoro, along Kano-Kaduna expressway.

Ayuba M. Suleiman, MHWUN Chairman, who spoke on the incident, said the bus of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, conveying 14 officials involved in the accident, lost control and somersaulted while trying to avoid a pothole around 2pm near Likoro.

“Seven of them died, five sustained injuries and are receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, Zaria, while two others, who escaped unhurt, even helped us in evacuating the dead and those injured to ABUTH.

“They were on their way to Keffi, Nasarawa State to attend a two-day meeting of MHWUN of National Tertiary Institutions across the country,” he explained.

The Chairman gave the names of those who died as follows:
Yusuf Garbai, Zonal Coordinator, North West
Mohammed Aminu, Secretary, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
Yusuf Shuaibu, Chairman, Federal Medical Centre Nguru, Yobe State
Comrade Saidu, Secretary, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, Kano
Kabiru Sunusi Wakili, Chairman, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State
Nasiru Musa Ayuba, Secretary, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State
Comrade Kabiru, Secretary, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina State.

Ibrahim Umar, Kaduna State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the accident to the newsmen.

Tragedy: Body Of Retd Air Vice Marshall Found

Tragedy struck yesterday when the bodies of Late Air vice Marshall Olufunsho Martins (retd) and his driver have been retrieved from the Lagos Lagoon by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and local divers.

 

The Ford Explorer Sports Utility Vehicle which the retired air force officer and his driver were travelling in somersaulted late Saturday night and plunged into the muddy section of the Lagos Lagoon. It wasn’t until early Sunday morning that the vehicle was brought out with both occupants dead.

 

According to reports, the Late Martins was said to be going to his Funsho Martin’s Avenue, Park View Estate, when the vehicle collided with another, at about 10.55pm, Saturday. The vehicle reportedly somersaulted before it plunged into the lagoon.

 

His true identity was revealed through an identity card found inside the vehicle after it was brought out. Both bodies were thereafter, taken to the Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Ikeja.

 

4 Police Officers Die In Fatal Accident

Four police officers died while 30 others were severely injured in a fatal motor accident that occurred along Unguwar Rogo Area in Sokoto Metropolis, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Mr Ibrahim Abaras, The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sokoto State Command, who confirmed this to NAN on Tuesday, said that the accident occurred at about 7.30 p.m on Monday.

Abaras said that the victims were all newly recruited officers who were participating in a training at the Police College, Sokoto.

According to him, they were returning from a shooting range exercise at Kware Local Government Area when the incident occurred near the State History Bureau.

The PPRO said that the dead bodies were handed over to their respective families and were buried accordingly.

Abaras added that the injured were being hospitalized at Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital, Police Clinic and Kware Nueropsychiatric Hospital, all in Sokoto.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Abdulkadir, Deputy Gov. Ahmad Aliyu, Commissioners, some government officials as well as community members participated in evacuating the victims to hospitals and funerals.

He added that state government had offered to provide the necessary logistical support to the victims, describing the incident as the first of its kind in Sokoto State.

NAN

Driver Dies In Ogun Multiple Crash

One person was confirmed dead on Tuesday in multiple accidents, involving three trucks on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the development.

He told reporters in Abeokuta that the accident was caused by a driver of an Iveco truck who drove against traffic and rammed into two other trucks around 6:30 a.m.

He said that the Iveco truck driver lost his life in the incident.

“The accident involved a MAN diesel vehicle with registration number FST 893 XT, Iveco truck without a plate number and a DAF truck with registration number XG 189 MKA.

“The Iveco truck driver who drove against traffic rammed into the other trucks in the early hours of the morning which resulted in the accident that claimed the life of the truck driver.”

Akinbiyi said that the body of the driver had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.

3 Die In Early Morning Multiple Accident In Lagos

Three people died early on Sunday in multiple accidents that occurred around Ilasamaja axis of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State.

More than eight people, including three drivers and motor boys, were also injured in the accident that created gridlock along the road.

A policeman from Ilasa divisional police station who was drafted to the scene to restore normalcy also had one of his legs fractured in the early morning accident.

It was gathered that a first accident, involving two articulated vehicles fully loaded with vegetable oil and gravel, occurred at about 3:00a.m.

Metro learnt that the police and other law-enforcement officers were trying to control the traffic in the area when another truck rammed into a commercial bus, injuring more than three people, including a policeman.

Metro gathered that a truck loaded with vegetable oil was on a high speed when the driver lost control and rammed into the other from the rear.

The truck reportedly fell on its side while the other one with gravel also blocked part of the highway.

The police and other emergency workers were said to have been deployed to the scene and were trying to evacuate the vehicles and the gallons of vegetable oil on the road when the second incident occurred.

A police source from Ilasa police station told Metro that “the driver of the truck was on a high speed and he disregarded the traffic instruction from our men when he rammed into the commercial bus.”

Metro gathered that the conductor of the commercial bus and two other persons died on the spot, as the bus was said to have somersaulted several times.

Source: Nigerian Tribune

Lagos Road Accident Claims 5 Lives

No less than five people were killed on Monday evening in an auto accident in Lagos, according to Premium Times.

The incident was said to have occurred at about 6.44 p.m. when a vehicle caught fire at stadium bridge, around Barracks, Surulere.

The vehicle, a commercial Volkswagen bus (danfo) with registration number AND 996 XC caught fire as it descended the bridge.

The Lagos Emergency Agency (LASEMA) said five people – a child, three women and a man – were burnt beyond recognition and were recovered from the bus.

The agency added that five other people were also rescued and rushed to the hospital with severe burns.

Terrible Accident In Otukpo-Enugu Claims Many Lives (photos)

Over 5 five students who are currently studying at the Benue State Polythenic Ugbokulo has been reported dead as a result of a fatal accident along the most Popurlar Enugu Round About in Otukpo, Benue State.

An eye witness who claims anonymity says a big truck carrying a loads of yam fell on top of the car that was conveying the students, immediately the truck killed everyone of them.
The eye witness who claims anonymity says the accident was caused due to the bad state of the most popularly round about in Otukpo.

We all could recalled that, the immediate Sole Administrator of the Local Government Hon. George Alli who resigned to contest the June 3rd LG election in Benue State has severally​ showcase how the same round about was part of his project that was achieved.

Its indeed pitiable and painful to lost such a visionary and focus youths at this critical time.

Pray for their souls and may God comfort their families to bear the pain.