Eight students of Madonna University, Okija, Rivers State have died in an auto crash on their way to Taraba State from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, reports said.
“The students were traveling home from school on account of the forthcoming general election,” according to reports.
“Seeing the crowd of persons with some army officers around the burnt vehicle, I decided to park my car by the roadside and came out to find out what really happened,” a passerby narrated.
“After asking some persons there who all declined telling me what really happened, I met the soldiers who accompanied the relatives from Taraba State, directly to ask them what happened with the burnt vehicle,” the passerby added.
Seven other students survived the incident with varying degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital Hospital in Ebonyi State.