Trailer kills 3 in Gwagwalada

A trailer killed a yet to be identified woman with her four-year -old daughter and a middle aged man near Himma filling station, in Gwagwalada, on Abuja-Lokoja road.

A witness said the incident happened on Saturday morning around 9:23 am when a Daf trailer without registration number loaded with cows lost control and crushed the woman and daughter.

He said the trailer, which was coming from Zuba axis tried to avoid hitting a Golf car, which made a u -turn abruptly in front of the trailer, when it lost control and the bucket pulled off and landed on the woman selling roasted yam by the roadside.

Our reporter gathered that some miscreants who came from Anguwar Dodo with sticks, stones and clubs smashed some vehicles’ windscreen and also allegedly snatched handsets of some passersby at the accident scene.


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City News learnt that tension was heightened when the miscreants pelted the Aguma of Gwagwalada, Alhaji Muhammed Magaji, who got wind of the incident and visited the area to douse the tension.

However, the chairman of the council, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, mobilised soldiers and dispersed the miscreants.

When contacted, the Gwagwalada unit commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) ACC Olasupo Esuruoso, confirmed the incident, saying the three corpses had been deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital morgue in Gwagwalada.


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