- Sixteen cows worth N5 million have been killed in a Lagos accident involving a trailer and Molue
- The accident occurred in Mosolashi bus stop along Lagos Abeokuta express road
- However, the commuters on the commercial Molue escaped unhurt
Sixteen cows have lost their lives in an accident involving a Lagos 'Molue' and a trailer carrying the animals to abattoir in Ogun state.
The accident which claimed the lives of the animals occurred on the morning of Tuesday, September 17, in Mosolashi bus stop along Lagos Abeokuta express road.
Meanwhile, commuters on the commercial Molue did not sustain any injury in the accident.
According to The Nation, drivers of both vehicles were trying to avoid a deep pothole on Mosolashi bus stop when the accident happened.
The news outlet reports that the lorry carrying the cows was said to have partially hit the commercial bus when it entered the pot hole but fell on its other side while trying to move out of the pothole to prevent further pressing on the bus.
“There is a big pot hole here in Mosolashi bus stop. The lorry carrying the cows first partially hit the bus breaking some of its glass, all the passengers ran out of the bus and there was no loss of life. It was while the lorry driver was trying to prevent further falling on the bus and was trying to move out of the pot hole that it fell and 16 of the cows died on the spot. The lorry driver fled the scene and was nowhere to be found,” the news outlet reports, quoting a security source.
He was said to have added that the truck carried cows from Shaki in Oyo state and was heading to abattoir in Ogun state. The owners of the cows have however retrieved the animals.
Meanwhile, the owner of the lorry, Sulaimon Olarenwaju, said the 16 cows that died are worth over N5 million.
“The lorry is mine, it was coming from Shaki in Oyo State where the cows were loaded and was heading to abattoir in Lagos where the buyers had already paid for the cows. Mine was to collect the money for transportation but as it is now, I don’t know if I will be paid.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Hajiya Baheejah Mahmood, the national woman leader of the Miyetti Allah group claimed that Fulani herdsmen benefit next to nothing from the federal government.
The woman leader said Fulani herdsmen contribute a lot to the economy of Nigeria.
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