Police have confirmed the death of a 16-year-old girl, Priscilla Galadima, who was crushed to death by a tanker in Minna, Niger State.
The spokesperson for the state command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, on Thursday, disclosed this while speaking to the newsmen, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Abiodun noted that the deceased, a resident of Barkin-Sale in Minna, was trying to cross the road by Shiroro roundabout when she met her unfortunate death.
He said, “At about 10 am on Wednesday, a Mercedes Benz vehicle with Reg. No. SUL 140 AJ driven by one Daniel Joshua, aged 35 years of Morris Minna, was coming from Mandela road heading to Shiroro roundabout.
“But somewhere along the way, he drove recklessly and scratched a Toyota Yaris vehicle with Reg.No. RJA 375 AA driven by one Abubakar Yahaya of Okada Road.
“The Mercedes vehicle reportedly refused to stop while the Toyota vehicle pursued the Benz for it to stop.
“The Benz in the process, hit a pedestrian, Priscilla Galadima, aged 16 years of Barkin-Sale, who was trying to cross the road by Shiroro roundabout.
“The lady was hit to the opposite lane and an oncoming tanker trailer with Reg.No JMT 576 YR driven by one Ibrahim Lawal of Jembutu Yola, ran over the deceased.”
However, the deceased was taken to General Hospital Minna, where she was confirmed dead, while the drivers were arrested and taken to Tudum Wada police division for further investigation.
The corpse has been deposited at the Minna General Hospital’s morgue, Minna.