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25 die lost their lives, others injured while celebrating Buhari’s victory

At least 25 people lost their lives while several others sustained injuries in the ‘wild’ celebration which greeted the victory of the President Elect Gen Muhammadu Buhari in last Saturday’s election.

According to reports, 4 of the victims died in Kano, 17 in Abuja, one in Benue while three died in Kontagora, Niger state. Many of the victims in Kano were crushed to death as car owners staged a car racing competition after Buhari’s victory was announced. One of the victims, a staff of Etisalat was crushed to death along the Uku end of Zaria road in Kano.

Many of the victims died on the spot while others died at the Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano where they were rushed to for treatment. In Makurdi, most of the youths besieged the road in Wadata and North Bank area where they engaged in acrobatic displays with their motorcycles. One of them died in the process while two sustained injuries.

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