Some Uya Oro youths in the Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Thursday set ablaze a vehicle belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service over the death of a motorcycle rider and his two passengers.
The NCS officers were said to have chased a vehicle that was conveying three bags of rice and shot at the vehicle’s tyre.
An eyewitness, Daniel Frank, said the tyre, which the customs operatives shot at, pulled out and hit the motorcycle which was at the left side of the vehicle and speeding.
According to him, the impact of the tyre and the rider’s speed pushed the motorcycle under the vehicle whose driver was struggling to regain control after its tyre pulled out.
He added that the rider and his passengers died instantly. Read more