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Police in Nigeria are investigating a road rage incident resulting in several deaths and injuries of children participating in an Easter Sunday parade after an angry driver allegedly plowed his car into the procession for blocking the road, several news outlets reported this week.
BBC revealed, “The driver, an off-duty security agent, was unhappy that the procession had blocked the road, some reports say.”
Incident - Death - People - Injury - Others
The incident, which resulted in the death of 11 people and the injury of more than 30 others, mainly children, took place in the northeastern town of Gombe, the capital of a state of the same name.
“No details have been released about the victims but the Boys Brigade members are aged between six and 22,” BBC revealed. However, The Cable, a Nigerian news outlet, reported that at least eight of the fatalities were children.
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China’s state-run news agency Xinhua added that the children were members of the interdenominational Christian group known as the Boys Brigade, which was holding an annual Easter Sunday procession in Gombe.
“The driver attempted to escape from the scene of the accident but was chased and mobbed by passers-by,” Xinhua noted.
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Authorities identified the driver as Adamu Abdullahi, a member of the Nigeria Security...
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