Petrol Tanker Smashes Student’s Head on Niger Highway

Tragedy struck in Mokwa community of Niger State when a petrol-laden tanker killed a yet-to-be-identified student of College of Education (COE), Minna.

The student, according to sources was schooling at the college’s satellite campus in Mokwa local council. He was said to be returning home on a motorcycle with his colleague after writing their examination last Tuesday. However, the other person cheated death, sources said.

The Sector Commander for Niger State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kumar Tsukwam confirmed the incident to WikkiTimes, saying the student’s head was smashed and his intestines busted out.

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“From the eye witness, the victim was coming from Government Teachers college (GTC) Mokwa, which is along the main road where the crash occurred after writing his NCE exams,” the sector commander told WikkiTimes. “The victim, riding a bike was trying to overtake a tanker, getting to the side of the trailer, he saw an oncoming vehicle and trying to dodge and mistakenly fell inside the back tyre of the trailer.”

“The family of the deceased was at the crash scene and they insisted the body should be released to them,” he continued, adding that men of the Nigeria police force were at the scene for an investigation.

An eyewitness told our reporter the incident happened last Tuesday around 5 pm. “It happened exactly opposite the Coca-Cola office near where Alhaji Nuru is selling cars,” he said.

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“The victim was trying to speed into the highway after dodging a car,” he corroborated the sector commander. “After dodging the car, they were unable to control the bike again. And the trailer driver was unable to control the trailer too. That was how the deceased was crushed to death by the tanker.”

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He claimed that the deceased was a student of COE’s branch in Mokwa.


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