The police command in Niger has confirmed the death of a 16-year-old girl, Priscilla Galadima, who was crushed to death by a tanker in Minna.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed this in Minna on Thursday.
He said the deceased was a resident of the Barkin-Sale area, Minna, who was trying to cross the road by Shiroro roundabout when she met her unfortunate death.
“About 10 am on Wednesday a Mercedes Benz vehicle with Reg. No. SUL 140 AJ driven by one Daniel Joshua, aged 35 years of Morris Minna, was coming from Mandela road heading to Shiroro roundabout.
“But somewhere along the way, he drove recklessly and scratched a Toyota Yaris vehicle with Reg.No. RJA 375 AA driven by one Abubakar Yahaya of Okada Road.
“The Mercedes vehicle reportedly refused to stop while the Toyota vehicle pursued the Benz for it to stop. The Benz in the process, hit a pedestrian, Priscilla Galadima, aged 16 years of Barkin-Sale, who was trying to cross the road by Shiroro roundabout.
” Unfortunately, an oncoming tanker trailer with Reg.No JMT 576 YR driven by one Ibrahim Lawal of Jembutu Yola, ran over the deceased.”