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4 killed, scores injured in ghastly accident along Ibadan/ Oyo expressway

Four people were on Saturday, killed in a ghastly motor accident involving a white 18-seater Hummer Toyota bus with the registration number, JJJ 941 XA Lagos.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that twenty people were involved in the accident but only four were confirmed dead by a doctor after taking them to State Hospital, Oyo

The accident, according to Atiba Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), DCC Bayode Olugbesan was caused by overspeeding and overloading.

He said twenty people were involved in the accident but only four were confirmed dead by doctors after taking them to State Hospital, Oyo.

Olugbesan further noted that four people who died in the accident had been taken to the mortuary.

“All the victims are male and their destination is North, the cause of the crash was over speeding and overloading. The bus was supposed to carry 14 passengers but was loaded with 20 passengers.”

He, however, appealed to road users to be careful while driving and avoid over speeding, overloading and night travelling.

Meanwhile, hospital staff at the hospital who pleaded anonymity said fifteen victims were brought to the hospital.

In a related development, nine farmers were reportedly killed by suspected members of Boko Haram sect while planting crops around Molai village axis of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

Molai is about 10 Km drive from Maiduguri metropolis which has witnessed a series of attacks and killings of farmers at the peak of the insurgency.

Some of the villagers said that the incident took place after the victims violated the security agency’s directive asking farmers not to cross over stipulated areas, the victims declined and crossed I’ver, looking for fertile and vast land which was neglected due to the insurgency.

“At least nine farmers were slaughtered by armed members of Boko Haram terrorists while planting crops on their farmlands around Molai axis.

“The remains of some of the victims were buried according to Islamic rites at their places aboard behind former CBN quarters in Maiduguri on the villagers said.

All efforts to get confirmation from the Police Public Relations Officer, Sani Shatambaya proved abortive at press time, even as our Correspondent gathered that the killing of farmers around Mothe lai village has remained an annual affair in the per annual affairs

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