- Some innocent lives have been lost once again in Nigeria as another tragedy hits the nation
- This time, they lost their lives as a result of two separate auto crashes in Edo state
- According to report, 6 children of the same parents were also killed in the accident
In what will always be known as a black day, another 15 lives have been lost in Nigeria. They were killed in two separate auto crashes that occurred on Friday, January 15.
The accident which also claimed the lives of 6 siblings - four girls and two boys - occurred in Arue-Uromi and Agbede, in Edo state.
PM News reports that the Arue-Uromi accident reportedly provoked anger, tears and sorrow.
The news outlet reported that one account had it that the children were crossing the road, while another said they were playing football when an approaching Mercedes Benz, in an attempt to dodge a pothole, swerved and ran into them, killing them on the spot.
The Mercedes Benz was burnt down in anger by residents of the area.
According to the report, the other accident was said to be multiple ones that involved a petrol tanker, a Sienna bus, and two other vehicles.
It reportedly claimed nine lives, eight male and one female while many people sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a former deputy speaker of the House of representatives, Babangida Nguroje, has lost seven members of his family in a road accident.
The accident happened along Akwanga-Keffi road in Nasarawa state on the night of Saturday, January 9.
Legit.ng gathered that the family members were reportedly returning to Abuja from a trip to Taraba when the tragic incident occurred.
Legit.ng had alo reported that Muhammad Tambari Yabo, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), died at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto state, on Saturday, January 9, after a brief illness.
It was reported that though details of his illness were not made public yet, Legit.ng noted that the retired senior police officer died at a time more deaths are being recorded from the coronavirus pandemic.
In a related report, a prominent northern leader and the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashar Aminu died. Aminu one of the top contenders for the Zazzau throne died in Lagos state.
Aminu, the wealthiest prince in northern Nigeria instituted a court action seeking the removal of the 19th emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli.
The Zazzau prince born in 1951 is from the Katsinawa dynasty. He was one of the most powerful traditional title holders.
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