A motorcyclist and a passenger were crushedto death by a Dangote company truck on Saturday in Kaduna, PremiumTimes reports.
According to the online news portal, the accident occurred at about 9:47a.m. at the gate of 1 Mech. Division, Nigeria Army in Kaduna.
Eyewitnesses said the two victims on the motorcycle were crushed to death as they fell in front of the moving truck.
“I was right beside them when it happened. They fell on the road while riding recklessly and the truck crushed them after a failed effort to manoeuvre around them. I narrowly escaped being crushed by the truck too, from where I was standing by the road waiting to board a car to my duty post in Jaji cantonment,” a soldier said.
The truck was reportedly guarded by the police to avoid being attacked by irate motorcyclists who gathered around the area.
Mustapha Mohammed, spokeperson of the Kaduna State police command, confirmed the accident.
“We are investigating the accident,” Mohammed said.