The victims lost their lives on Wednesday, April 1, in Abuja, Kano, Makurdi, Benue State and Kontagora in Niger State.
At least 25 people have died while jubilating over the recent electoral victory of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
The victims lost their lives on Wednesday, April 1, in Abuja, Kano, Makurdi, Benue State and Kontagora in Niger State, Vanguard reports.
17 of the victims died in Kano, four in Abuja, three in Kontagora and one in Makurdi. Several other people were also said to have been injured in the separate incidents.
According to Kano resident, Masaud Badamasi, “we lost six boys to the crazy celebration last night and we are getting ready to give then a heroic burial.”
“Since the announcement of the presidential results, most of the youths took over the streets, many of them that have motorbikes removed the mufflers of their bikes in other to generate much noise as they rode dangerously in the streets. Unfortunately, one of them fell off his bike, broke his neck and eventually died before he could get medical attention,” a source in Makurdi said.
“The other two sustained injuries in similar circumstance, but were lucky to have survived the crash and are presently receiving treatment in a private hospital in the area,” the source added.
During his acceptance speech, Buhari urged his supporters to avoid excessive celebration and embrace sober reflection instead.