- An accident along Song-Yola road in Adamawa, north-east has killed 1 parent of the abducted Chibok girls
- The accident reportedly occurred while the parents were on their way to PTA meeting at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Academy in Yola
- Troops kill five, capture Boko Haram commander in Borno
One person has died while 17 others sustained injuries from an accident involving parents of the abducted Chibok girls.
Premium Times reports that the accident occurred along Song-Yola road in Adamawa, north-east on Sunday, April 22.
Sources told the newspaper that the accident occurred when the parents were on their way to a parents/teachers (PTA) meeting at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Academy in Yola.
“They were on their way to visit our daughters and also attend PTA meeting at AUN. But very sad to note that, at about 10.00 am, local time, one of the vehicles had a fatal accident in Song," the spokesman of the Chibok girls parents, Ayuba Alamson said.
“There was road rehabilitation going on along the road, other vehicles took the diversion side and unfortunately, one the vehicle mistakenly ‘skipped-off’ and had an head on collision with a heavy-duty grading vehicle.
“Instantly, one of the parents, Yakubu Yerima died and 17 others were fatally injured,’’ he said in a telephone interview.
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“It is very traumatic, we have continued to lose parents since the abduction saga and over 20 of the parents (have) died. We don’t want to lose anyone of us in this situation again."
Deputy director, army public relations of operation Lafiya Dole, Onyeama Nwachukwu, in a statement in Maiduguri, said troops also rescued three civilians, recovered vehicles and high calibre ammunition in various operations in the past two days.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nwachukwu said the troops engaged and neutralised a number of fleeing insurgents while attempting to escape the military blocking position in one of the cleared enclaves ‘Sabil-Huda’, deep in Sambisa Forest.
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