By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
Tragedy struck on Sallah day as a Suleja bound truck bearing a container brushed two young men on motorcycle at Chanchaga section of Bosso council area of Niger State.
The truck, which was on high speed, ran into the motorcycle as the riders attempted to overtake it on the right flank of the road.
The young men were said to be artisan miners who were on their way returning home.
The head of the one of the victims was completely mangled and crushed as the vehicle ran over it.
The second victim escaped death by whiskers but was left badly wounded with fractured limbs.
Other road users quickly gathered at the scene of the ghastly accident even as sympathisers gathered round in bewildered state as they beheld the gory sight of the remains of the victim who died on the spot.
Angry and hysterical youth attempted to manhandled the occupants of the truck but we’re prevailed by older persons around even the police were promptly alerted and they arrived at the scene in minutes to rescue the driver from the hands of the angry young men.
The driver was hurriedly arrested and taken away from the scene to the Divisional Police Station metres away while the mangled remains of victim were later evacuated as heavy traffic built up causing gridlock on the road.
The survivor was later conveyed to a hospital for treatment.