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12 Burnt Alive As Driver Evading Arrest Crashes At Academy On Lagos Ibadan Expressway

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12 Burnt Alive As Driver Evading Arrest Crashes At Academy On Lagos Ibadan Expressway

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July 19, 2016 – 12 Burnt To Death As Driver Escaping From NURTW Task Force Crashes At Academy On Lagos Ibadan Expressway

12 people were burnt to death at Academy area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday, Oyo State in a Lagos-bound commercial bus that loaded at Iwo Road.

Daily Sun gathered that the Hiace bus somersaulted several times and went up in flames. The bus driver was said to have lost control when he tried to escape from a task force of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

Eyewitnesses said two ladies escaped death. The 12 passengers were burnt to death, as bystanders could not save them.
One of the survivors, who introduced herself as Kemi, said she boarded the vehicle at Oremeji Agugu.

“After boarding, we discovered that he (the driver) was being pursued by the task force of the NURTW, for contravening the laws of the union. He was not supposed to pick passengers by the roadside. He was supposed to register at any of the designated garages and parks.

“So, after picking us, they started pursuing him. We begged him to stop for them but he refused since we were about 14, including the driver.”
An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, alleged that the bus used by the NURTW task force drove away immediately the bus started tumbling.

“I am sure they knew that they had killed over 12 people just because the man did not patronise them at their park. This is sad. Government must do something about this.”

See photos from the scene of fatal accident

[Daily Sun]



  1. fifelomo

    July 19, 2016 at 5:20 AM

    Sad! May the souls rip.

  2. sola olaniyi

    July 19, 2016 at 5:51 AM

    this is very sad..government must put a stop to their wicked activities

  3. Endure

    July 19, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    If you are a bus driver learn how to listen to your passengers concern while on the move because you are not alone in the vehicle. And also endeavor to keep to the rules of the NURTW regarding picking up passenger wherever you are in nigeria. but no doubt I will call on the state government to investigate this matter and let those members of NURTW who are caught in this act face justice. They have indeed over step their boundary by pursuing that vehicle. This lack of discipline among NURTW members have resulted to a lot of deaths even in so many garages and motor packs. I think there activities has to be checked by the states government. This men are hooligans. They are criminals. Many tugs and bad boys hide under the banner of NURTW to cause trouble and disorderliness in both oyo and lagos states. Just two week ago a chief of this group in oyo was arrested with guns,police and army uniform during a night raid by the joint task force. The question is, doing what with those things he was caught with? That shows the extent of criminals this guys are. The lagos state government particularly should investigate this incident and severely punish those behind it so as to serve as a warning to others to others. Stupid NURTW.

  4. Koolz

    July 19, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Oh my God, what d hell is wrong with this NURTW and d deceased driver himself?? just imagine. NURTW are so annoying this days, always fond of chasing ppl only to run away once they senses danger. Govt must intervene and do something abt this drastic nature of our men in uniforms before things gets out of hand.
    At d other hands, drivers must be thoroughly monitored and warned seriously, they always like risking ppls lives because of money… So Painful!
    RIP to the deceased, may you all find peace n rest in the bosom of the Almighty God. Amen.
    To the families and friends (FAF) may God grant you all the fortitude to bear d lose. Condolences!!!


  5. Uthman Bashir

    July 19, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    thats how they use to be, pls government must take action on this rubbish, both road safety, police and others security agencies that patrol on the Road

  6. kayb

    July 19, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Very unfortunate.All this drama and tragedy for peenuts.Why do people always risk their lives and that of others for stupid and silly things.twelve lives wasted for how much? May their souls rest in peace.

  7. Babs

    July 19, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    Agbero, Tout, Taskforce or whatever they called them, their harassment is becoming too much. The law enforce agenst should wake from their slumber to address the issue on our roads so as to prevent future occurrence and safe lives of innocent passengers.

  8. Truce

    July 19, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    This NURTW and d driver are animals, if the driver wants to die he shouldn’t av taken those people with him.
    That is why I can never board any vehicle along d way I rather go to d park. RIP to d innocent lives that were lost .

  9. Maryf

    July 19, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    The task force should have at least let them go maybe next time he tries he tries they will know what to do instead of wasting 12 souls

  10. betty

    July 19, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Rip to the dead, the driver self u running away now has claimed innocent souls and to NURTW blood suckers u gotten the blood u wanted God wicked beings.

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