SAD! Bloody Sallah Day In Nigeria, 33 Killed
It was a bloody sallah celebrations in Nigeria as no fewer than 33 people were killed in various incidents across the country.
Boko Haram men stab 11 IDPs to death in Borno
In Borno, Boko Haram terrorists attacked an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) camp at Banki on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, stabbing 11 to death.
The camp is home to more than 45,000 people.
Reports said the terrorists at about 11.30pm on Thursday, smashed the barricade protecting the camp and descended on helpless IDPs.
Two people were wounded before soldiers guarding the camp were alerted to chase them.
They went away with food items meant for the IDPs.
It was gathered that the hoodlums resorted to the use of knives as against guns to avoid alerting soldiers.
A victim however raised the alarm, attracting the attention of the soldiers who responded accordingly.
Banki is 130 kilometres (80 miles) southeast of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Three killed killed in Ogun
Two Muslim faithful and a police officer have been confirmed dead after a truck crashed into a prayer ground during Eid-El Kabir prayers in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State.
The driver of the truck was said to have lost control of the vehicle and plunged it unto the worshippers killing two people instantly; many of the worshippers sustained injuries.
Enraged by the development, other worshippers swooped on the truck driver in order to lynch him, but they ended up clubbing to death one of the policemen from Ijebu-Igbo Police Divisional Headquarters who came to the driver’s rescue.
The deceased policeman’s colleagues identified his as Joseph Adejuwon.
Eyewitnesses said the truck was navigating a hilly road on the sandy Atikori area when it veered off the road and crashed into a packed vehicle before mowing down its victims.
“According to the Chairman of the Local Government, Hon. Adekoya, both the dead and the injured, including a Civil Defence officer, were taken to the general hospital in Ijebu Igbo while the deceased police officer died on arrival at Shilom, a private hospital.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the deceased policeman was an orderly to a Divisional Police Officer.
Oyeyemi said the driver of the truck had been arrested.
19 die in auto crash in Edo
Few hours to the celebration, 19 people, including five children, died in a separate auto accident at Ogoneki, off the Asaba-Benin Expressway in Edo State.
The accident, which involved a trailer and a passenger bus, occurred at 4.30 pm, according to the Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Samuel Odukoya.
He said 24 persons were trapped in the accident.
Sixteen of the victims died on Thursday while three others gave up the ghost in a hospital on Friday.
Five others sustained injuries.
“The trip was from Benin to Auchi and the cause of the accident was attributed to dangerous overtaking,” Odukoya said.
“Three females, 11 males, a female child and four male children were killed in the accident, while five men were injured and have been taken to the hospital.”