A bus driver is now on the run after he carelessly ran over and killed 14 travellers who were ordered by robbers to lie in the middle of the road after their Abuja-bound bus was robbed.
Since the cost of travelling by air is getting out of the reach of ordinary Nigerian, many have resorted to going by road via overnight bus.
The driver of the bus was said to have acted the way he did because he was trying to avoid being a victim of the robbery attack.
Kogi State police spokesman, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi said; “Even if he was running away from that area for safety, the driver should at least have gone to a nearby police station to report what happened. As a human being, he should have alerted someone.”
Rescuers found 14 bodies at the scene of the accident. Another man was wounded after the bus ran over his legs. He was said to have told the police that his wife and son were among the dead. More than 30 other people are missing, but authorities say that they could have continued with their journeys.
Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander Sunday Maku said there were also reports that a truck ran over the victims after the bus, but police have not been able to confirm those reports.