A security official has been lynched for driving into a procession of Christian youths, celebrating Easter and killing at least eight people on Sunday night in Alheri junction, Biu road of Gombe State.
It was gathered that the survivors among the youths chased and killed the security official and his passenger.
The Chairman of Gombe State Battalion Brigade of the Boys Brigade, Isaac Kwadang, told reporters that he received information about the incident around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.
According to him, the civil defence officer whose name was withheld allegedly switched off his car’s full lights, reversed the vehicle and rammed into the procession, killing eight people on the spot who were members of the boy’s brigade.
The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Godwin Omuko, confirmed the incident to journalists. He said his men were among those that brought the dead bodies to the hospital.
By Todimu Ogunade…
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