4 Shot Dead In Attempt To Invade Customs College
Four hoodlums among many others who were attempting to break into the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, to loot were allegedly shot dead by Customs officers.
Daily Trust gathered that the hoodlums attempted to scale the fence of the college, but were stopped by armed officers.
A resident of the area said the hoodlums, after discovering that operatives were guarding the main gate of the college, went through the back fence, where four of them were allegedly killed.
He explained that, “The Customs officers first shot into the air to scare the hoodlums but still the hoodlums tried to climb the fence. So one of the officers shot at them and killed four persons.”
He further said the other hoodlums ran away, adding that the corpses of the four hoodlums were deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
Another resident of the area, Wasiu Shina, who operates a private school opposite the Customs college, said, “the hoodlums first came and vandalised my school bus and private vehicle that I parked in front of the gate before they injured my security guard and escaped with the motorcycle belonging to the driver of my school bus.”
One of the deceased hoodlums was identified as Mohammed Tirmizi. It was also learnt that the corpse of Tirmizi was released for burial yesterday.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, confirmed the incident to our reporter on telephone.
Attah said, “They came to the Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, but were repelled.”
Source: Daily Trust
Truck crashes into a school bus in Enugu state, many pupils killed
Tragedy struck in Enugu state, as a truck crashed into a school bus, knocking it into a ditch and killing many pupils.
According to multiple reports, the crash occurred in Agwu community of Enugu state on Wednesday October 28, as a truck knocked a school bus into a ditch.
Duru Divinegift shared photos from the scene of the accident on Facebook, alleging that about 15 pupils, a teacher and others died in the accident. Sharing images from the scene, he wrote;
“#BLACKWEDNESDAY: School Children died as Truck crushed School Bus into a Ditch.
Why did I even witnessed this??
On the day time of 28th of October, 2020, Tragedy has befallen Awgu Town, Awgu Local Government Area in Enugu State as truck crushed a School Bus who is on the way to convey school children back to their various destinations into a ditch.
Not less than 15 Pupils + a teacher and other external adults who was affected by the accident, lost their dear life in the cold hand of death.others are been left in critical conditions.
Can’t sleep tonight.”