TRAGEDY: 8 Madonna university students die in accident on their way home ahead of 2023 election
About eight students from Madonna University students have been reported d*ad after a fatal accident on their way back home to Taraba State.
The students of Madonna University, Elle, Rivers State, including Grace Usman and Victor, were reported to have lost their lives after the vehicle caught fire following the accident.
A relative of Grace Usman, Ezra M Usman confirmed this in a Facebook post with her picture as the post read:
“Grace Usman Ezra, I never knew sending you to Madonna university will lead to your untimely death. 18 of you left Madonna to jalingo yesterday only to hear the news that your bus had accident and caught fire, 8 out of 18 came out from the bus.
“It is well with 10 of you and the rest that are alive, I pray for your speedy recovery and my God comfort us all that lost our children.”
Reports have it that the unfortunate incident happened on Saturday, February 18, 2023. The students were on their way to their homes in Taraba ahead of the 2023 General Elections.
A source said that the accident happened at exactly TTC/Special Science School junction along the trans-Saharan road, Abakaliki, Ebony State.
The bus caught fire got b*rnt beyond recognition and only 10 students survived and were rushed to Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital in Ebonyi State.