The Police Public Relations Officer in the Plateau State, Terna Tyopev, has said suspected herdsmen killed one person and stole nine cows.
Tyopev, while confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, said the cows belonged to the Anglican Archbishop of Jos, Benjamin Kwashe.
The PPRO said the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday in the Kangan South Local Government Area of the state.
“At about 7am, we received information that nine cattle, belonging to the Anglican Archbishop of Jos, were rustled by men suspected to be herdsmen.
“In the process, one Adamu Dung, 46, a vigilante in the area, was shot and killed by the rustlers,” he said.
He added that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the Bingham University Hospital, Jos.
According to him, the command commenced investigation into the matter with a view to arresting the suspects for prosecution.
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GODWIN ISENYO with agency report
No fewer than 10 people died in an accident on the Kaduna-Kano Expressway on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accident occurred near the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State, around 5.30am.
The state Head of Public Enlightenment, Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Idris Yahaya, confirmed the incident in a statement.
Yahaya said, “The accident involved three vehicles: a luxury bus, marked GDD361YE, a car, marked SGR57XA, and an articulated vehicle, marked LND246XE.
“There were 48 persons in the three vehicles. Nine people were burnt to death and one woman died in the hospital, while 31 persons were injured.
“The driver of the luxury bus is receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria.”
The FRSC commander said the injured persons were also receiving treatment at ABUTH, while the bodies of the dead had been deposited at the same hospital.
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The Federal Road Safety Corps has charged the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Petroleum Tanker Drivers section, to engage its members in rigorous traffic trainings to avoid frequent accidents.
Head of Public Education, FRSC, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that such training would minimise accidents involving tankers on the roads.
He said, “We are charging them to start engaging their members in rigorous traffic trainings so as to meet minimum safety standards concerning their vehicles.
“It is very important to train and retrain them, to enable them follow the rules and regulations and to meet the road standard concerning their vehicles.”
The FRSC boss stressed the need for government and stakeholders’ urgent consultation in order to initiate policy or legislation to curb the excesses of tanker drivers on the road.
According to him, the new policy will regulate their operations and channel their movement to the rail network.
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A roasted-corn seller simply identified as Mama Favour, described the situation as very horrible and that she had yet to recover from the shock, despite the fact that it happened about two days ago (Thursday).
“I was at my stand roasting corn and hoping to finish all the fresh corn that I brought from the market on that Thursday morning,” she said as she turned her corn so that it doesn’t get burnt.
Mama favour told our correspondents that the incident had spiritual undertones.
She said her son who was with her on Thursday had the premonition that there was going to be an evil occurrence about ten minutes before the tanker fire explosion.
She said, “My son came with me to the scene on Thursday and he told me that he was feeling strange. He said his body was shaking and that his head was ‘getting bigger”.
“I didn’t even pay attention to it until he said that he felt it was a bad omen. As he was telling me, my eyes were on my corn and the umbrella was obstructing me….
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