A truck has crushed seven persons in a dastardly accident in Benue State.
The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Gbatse community along Ugbema-Adikpo Road; Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State.
The victims include two lecturers of the University of Mkar, a wife of one of the lecturers and their three children.
Specifically, the shocking accident reportedly happened when the truck crushed a Toyota Camry car; with number plate, MKD 300 NH, in which the victims were occupants.
Eyewitnesses say the driver of the truck wanted to escape from a police checkpoint when he rammed into the waiting car, killing all the occupants.
Some documents recovered from the scene of the accident identified the lecturers. They are Mr. Josua Leva of Mass Communication Department; as well as Mr. Moses Tarnongo, who along his wife and children died in the accident.
Meanwhile, the agitations by aggrieved Nigerian youths over the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which resulted in the ongoing #EndSARS protest has reportedly taken on a more worrisome complexion in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Indeed, feelers gathered by 1st News reveal that the military has been deployed to the town.
Specifically, the development comes as rampant youths allegedly vandalized the palace of a traditional ruler; the Soun of Ogbomoso on Sunday, October 11, 2020. 1st News had reported that the youths, said to be part of the #EndSARS protesters; had visited the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade; over the death of Isiaka Jimoh who was shot by a SARS official on Saturday.
Subsequently, a Twitter user – @Mazigburugburu – disclosed that the Army has taken over the town; even as he called on Governor Seyi Makinde to act.
‘‘Breaking News: Ogbomosho has been militarized. The Army has taken over the entire town. This is against the backdrop of the youths refusing to back down. Already, 10 persons have been killed in the town. @seyimakinde this is the time to act decisively to stop a bloodbath,’’ he tweeted.