Sad Salah day in Ijebu as Truck crushes two Worshippers to death

By Editor on 01/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 275


At least two persons were killed when a truck ploughed through a gathering of Muslim worshippers in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state on Friday.

The incident happened while they were observing the Eid-ed-Kabir prayers, Daily Trust is reporting.

A police officer was also reported “killed by a stray bullet in an ensuing melee shortly after the incident, throwing the entire community into confusion and mourning”.

The newspaper reported that a witness  said the truck, which was carrying wood, had a break failure before ramming into the worshippers, leaving tens of others critically injured.

“I do not see reason why these trucks should be allowed to operate today. Me and my family escaped this narrowly. As I speak to you three persons had died. It is very bad here this morning. The question is why should the truck be allowed to work today? Why? it quoted the witness as saying.

It added that the death of the policeman occurred when  sporadic gunshots by the policemen drafted to quell looming violent protest by worshippers against the truck and its owners hit of him.

Residents were also reported to have claimed that the driver of the truck, Ope Sulaiman from Oke Agbo took to his heels.

Goke Adekunbi, chairman of Ijebu Igbo West local council development council area, was said to have appealed for calm assuring residents that necessary steps would be taken on the matter.

 

 

Source Daily Trust

Posted on September, 1 2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Declare your stand on Fulani herdsmen – Anglican...

America’s General Electric coming with $2billion Forex package...

APC bows, accepts Saraki as Senate President

BREAKING: How Nigerian military slaughtered 150 unarmed pro-Biafran...

Cup Final: Mourinho grows goose pimples over Matic...

Anxiety over Buhari’s Chatham House Appearance *No cause...

Death penalty not for this age, HURILAWS tells...

Power funding: CBN raises axe against banks over...

Fani-Kayode hits Osinbajo hard, accuses him of yielding...
Latest News Disquiet as Kwara Governor sacks Commissioners, Aides Benue Killings: Nigeria Police backing Fulani Herdsmen -Orthom 2019: Duke, Ezekwesili, Soludo, Agbakoba, others team up to pull down APC, PDP British Prime Minister appoints Minister of Loneliness Nigerian bank approves paternity leave for Fathers Rohr gets fresh two-year deal as NFF rolls out World Cup plans Herdsmen on rampage again, kill more Persons in Benue Fibre optic agreement: We're not owing FG, Dangote subsidiary BREAKING: Panic as Customs officials gun down young man in Lagos EFCC keeps away from Buhari's Chief of Staff

 

Most Read BREAKING: Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar clinch final Ballon d'Or shortlist, Suarez snubbed (36,084 views) You must release Kanu, give us justice or we keep bombing – Gen. Ben (23,498 views) Seven 'killer' SARS officers arrested in Anambra for murder (21,354 views) I must redeem Ndigbo or die trying – Nwodo *We're quite uncomfortable in Nigeria (20,528 views) Biafra: I’ll lead negotiation with agitators – Okorie *Warns against force (13,614 views) Okorie to Buhari: Your gvt can’t be killing Ndigbo and offering B’Haram amnesty (12,725 views) BREAKING: Again DSS shuns court order, hedges on Kanu's release (11,743 views) BREAKING: Upset, as Ugwuanyi appoints Queen of 419 into cabinet (10,416 views) Biafra: S’East governors, Ohanaeze to meet Buhari over Kanu (9,661 views) Catholic bishops to Mbaka: Your prophesies could be brain wave (9,604 views)

 

News Appointments (132) Business (239) Crime (632) Economy (410) Education (154) Entertainment (83) Fashion and Style (5) General (245) Health (263) Inside Africa (192) Interviews (14) National (629) Politics (1831) Press Releases (3) Religion (118) Security (969) Sports (1741) Technology (19) World News (379)

 

CBN banner advert

Chelsea Outdoor

Veleta banner

FRSC Officials vs Woman Driver on highway

 

 

Newsletters Subscribe to Whirl Wind News newsletters today and get breaking news and updates delivered to your mailbox!

Sign up

 

Advertisement