Monday, August 8, 2016

Tanker Crushes Pregnant Woman To Death In Minna

A pregnant woman was crushed to death by a tanker driver at the gate of the Niger State College of Education in Minna today. Students of the institution in protest blocked the Minna - Suleja road after the accident occurred.

Eyewitnesses claim that the tanker driver who was on top speed sped off after the incident but was apprehended by the police in Chachanga some kilometers from where the incident occurred.

Students who witnessed the incident said that the victim was on a commercial motorcycle and was about to take a u-turn when the tanker which was on a top speed came upon them, the commercial cyclist escaped but the pregnant woman could not move.

The victim is said to be a student of the department of Languages in the institution; this incident caused the students to come out en-masse and created a blockage as they protested the death.

The Provost of the institution, police and FRSC officials came to pacify the students but to no avail as they refused to budge.

After two hours of protesting, the Police were able to calm the students and bring the situation under control and they also tried to clear the road of traffic.

The driver who was earlier apprehended by the FRSC was later handed over to the Police.