Deaths

Tragedy As Five die in Ondo Auto-crash

ONDO – No fewer than five people, including two children, have died in a road crash involving a bus and a truck on Tuesday morning in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, the Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview. Ogungbemide said that five out of the 13 passengers involved in the accident died instantly while seven other people sustained various degrees of injury. He said that FRSC operatives had taken the victims to Adeola Hospital, Kajola and Opeyemi Hospital, Ore in the area. “On Sept. 17, [Read]

Tragedy As 18 die in Nasarawa road mishap

LAFIA – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) yesterday said 18 persons died in an accident on Sunday evening on the Akwanga-Nasarawa Eggon highway. The Nasarawa State sector commander of the corps, Ismaila Kugu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the mishap involved an articulated vehicle and a commuter bus belonging to the Benue Links Transport Company. He said 13 persons died on the spot while 11 others were hospitalised in Eggon and Lafia. Kugu added: “As of this evening (yesterday) when we went for a follow-up, five of the 11 injured persons we took to the hospitals for treatment have died.” [Read]

JUST IN: Shiites, Police clash in Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi; 5 feared dead

KADUNA  – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has raised alarm that men of Nigerian police have killed three of its members who were on the road for Ashura procession in Kaduna today. The group said one member in Bauch and another in Gombe killed. IMN have defied its proscription by the government by embarking on a procession across the country. While the procession which the police described as ”an act of advancement of terrorism” and also warned the group against embarking on was peaceful in Abuja, other parts of Nigeria recorded a sad story. The spokesperson of [Read]

Five die, several injured as cultists clash during Oro festival in Lagos

LAGOS – The annual Oro cultural festival held in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State at the weekend turned bloody as suspected members of rival cult gangs engaged themselves in a shootout.  Five members of the secret cult groups died in the festival while several others sustained bullet and machete wounds after members of the gang engaged themselves with guns, cutlasses, and bottles. Eyewitnesses alleged that members of Aiye took advantage of the festival to attack members of a rival gang, Eiye. The eyewitnesses said the first attack took place around the Imota area of Ikorodu, while Eiye members went on a reprisal at Owutu area of Ikorodu. The witnesses [Read]

TRAGEDY: 17 Die In Kwara Fatal Road Accident

ILORIN – At least 17 people have died in a road accident at Bacita junction along Jebba/Ilorin Highway in Kwara State. The accident which occurred on Thursday afternoon involved an 18-seater Toyota Hiace Passenger bus and an articulated container truck. Two other passengers were injured in the accident, Channels Tv reports. The Head of Operation, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara State Sector Command, Udeme Eshiet, said that the container truck was heading towards Jebba, in the Kwara North District, while the passenger bus was coming to Ilorin, the state capital when the crash occurred. The FRSC official also added that the crash occurred at a sharp bend, as a [Read]

Six – Month Old Baby Cheats Death as Dwo Die in Jinja-Kampala Road Crash

A six-month-old baby survived the Wednesday morning crash involving a trailer and a Canter truck at a “black spot” in Kitigoma, Buikwe district. A man and a woman have died on spot after a head-on crash on the Kampala-Jinja highway. The accident happened at around 2:00am on the boundary of Kitigoma and Lugalambo. The driver of the cement-laden trailer, which was destined for Kampala from Jinja, remains trapped in the wreckage. His fate is not known. The dead woman was with the baby in the trailer at the time of the accident. She was soon identified as a teacher of St. Kizito Nakatyaba Primary School, Buikwe. Her baby, said to [Read]

Tragedy! 20 Burnt To Death in Bauchi Auto-Crash

BAUCHI – Twenty people were burnt to death in an auto accident along Potiskum-Sade Road in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday night. Although the exact cause of the accident was not known, it was learned that the two vehicles had a head-on collision, leading to the death of their occupants. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Saturday evening. He said the accident involved two buses – a J5 bus and an 18-seater Hummer bus. Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said: “The accident occurred around 9.30pm last night (Friday). It was [Read]

Inter-communal conflicts leave 37 dead in Chad

CHAD – Chad’s President Idriss Deby has said at least 37 people were killed this week in intercommunal fighting in the countrys east. The violence broke out over three days in the province of Ouaddai, a strategic area for herder migration near the border with Sudan. “The intercommunal conflict has become a national concern,” Deby said at a news conference on Friday.   “We are witnessing a terrible phenomenon.”   This weeks killings marked the latest outbreak of violence believed to be involving nomadic camel herders – many from the Zaghawa ethnic group from which Deby hails – and sedentary farmers from the Ouaddian community. The latest fighting erupted on [Read]

Yellow Fever Kills 16 in Ebonyi

At least 16 persons have been killed in an outbreak of yellow fever in Ebonyi state.   Chris Achi, permanent secretary-designate of the state ministry of health, confirmed the development to reporters in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Friday. Achi said the outbreak occurred in Ndungele community of Izzi local government area of the state.   He said the health ministry did not receive any report on the incident from the community since July 15 when the case was recorded and this led to the deaths of 16 persons before the ministry’s intervention. “A member of the community called me one early morning to report deaths of indigenes with the [Read]

Tragedy As Tanker truck explosion kills 55, injures 36 in Niger

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Fifty – five people died when a tanker truck exploded near the international airport of Niger’s capital, Niamey, overnight , an interior ministry spokesman said Monday. “The toll from the explosion is 55 dead and 36 injured,” the official told AFP. “The victims were burnt.” Witnesses said people were trying to collect petrol leaking from the truck, which had overturned on railway tracks, when the explosion happened . ( AFP ) [Read]

Over 20 people trapped to death in Another Building Collapse in Ibadan [SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that two days after a three-storey building collapsed in Lagos State, trapping over 20 people to death, another building has collapsed at the Bode area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. It was gathered that the incident occurred in Bode area, after Molete Bridge, of Ibadan on Friday. [READ ALSO] TRAGEDY: Over 100 pupils trapped, feared killed in Lagos school Building collapse [SEE PHOTOS] The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Shina Olukolu, confirmed to the reporters that three persons had been rescued so far. He added that rescue operations by emergency workers were ongoing at the site, as [Read]

Three APC Supporters Die on Way to Campaign Rally in Lagos [READ MORE]

  Solomon Adeola, the senator representing Lagos West, has described the death of three supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a road accident in Lagos on Monday as unfortunate. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the victims died when the SUV conveying them somersaulted in top speed while trying to join the convoy of the senator, who was on a campaign tour of Amuwo-Odofin council area. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Mr Adeola, in a statement issued by his media aide, Kayode Odunaro, said he was devastated by the incident. He prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased and asked God to grant [Read]

TRAGEDY: Black Sunday As 12 Die in Ogun Fatal Motor Accident [READ MORE]

  ABEOKUTA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that atleast 12 people have been confirmed dead on Sunday in a road accident involving an ash colour Toyota Sports Space Van and a black KIA Cerato car at Siun along Abeokuta /Sagamu road. According to a release by the Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, the incident occurred around 1pm on Sunday following a burst tyre of the KIA Cerato car with registration number KJA 806 BT and the driver was suspected to have applied break suddenly which led to him loosing control of the speeding car. Okpe said, the sudden step on the break [Read]

PDP lose Over 20 Party Faithful to Benue Multiple Road Accidents, Cancels Campaign [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Over 20 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday Friday December 28, 2018 died in a road accident and several others injured as they were going for the flag-off of Comrade Abba Moro’s Senatorial Campaign in Agatu LGA of Benue State. As a result, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, Bemgba Iortyom, in a statement, announced the indefinite postponement of the campaign flag off. Iortyom also, on behalf of the PDP in the state, mourned the loss of lives of the party faithful in the tragic accident. The statement reads, “the event has hereby been postponed in honour of the [Read]

10 People Feared Dead As Shiites Put Abuja Under Lockdown – READ MORE

  ABUJA – the Federal Capital Territory is experiencing another lockdown as members of the Islamic Movement barricade the Abuja-Keffi express road. The sect reportedly engaged the soldiers leading to the death of no fewer than ten people. The axis is currently witnessing heavy traffic gridlock. Report says the procession started around 3 p.m putting commuters and motorists at a disadvantaged position. Meanwhile security operatives have been deployed to the scene in large numbers. Casefile [Read]