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Teen dies, driver attacked in Katsina wall demolition

03 February 2014, 09:48Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A 19-year-old man has been killed after debris from a collapsing wall gate fell on him in Katsina State.

Identified as Nasiru Ladan, the teenager died when a road construction firm demolished the Kofar Durbi wall-gate to pave way for the dualisation of the road linking the state to the heart of the city.

The deceased was said to be picking iron rods that were used in erecting the gate that a tractor was demolishing when the incident happened.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital but died minutes after.

CAJ News established that an angry mob angry attacked and beat Abdul Moh'd, the driver of the tractor.

It is reported that the police whisked him away from the scene.

Confirming the incident, police spokesperson in the state, Sadiq Abubakar, said the deceased was illegally picking the iron rods with intention to sell them.

Abubakar described the death of the boy as "unfortunate."

He however criticised the mob for taking the law into its own hands.

"It was not the fault of the driver that the incident happened. The man was not supposed to be there as he was not an employee of the construction firm," he said.
- CAJ News


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