Akure explosion: I didn’t know I was carrying explosives – Truck Driver

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The driver who drove the truck that contained explosives which wrecked havoc at Eleyewo community in Akure North local government area on Saturday March 28, has disclosed that he didn’t know what he was transporting.

Isiaka Yunusa has already undergone a surgery to remove a shrapnel from his stomach as he was rushed to the hospital unconscious after the explosion.

In an interview on a state TV, the truck driver recalled being asked to move some items from a stranded truck at Osu axis along Ife-Ibadan expressway by his boss.

He disclosed that he was driving with a police escort team and a staff of the company where the explosives were to be delivered. Yunusa said they spent the night at Shasha market in Akure after the truck became faulty.

He said;

“I was sleeping inside the truck. I heard a bang on the vehicle door that smoke was coming out from under the vehicle.

“We quickly move. The policeman that led the team said we should move ahead. As we were moving, the policemen in the escort started flashing him that he should stop. As we got down, I saw fire coming out from the vehicle. We brought out fire extinguisher. While other vehicles parked.

“They tried to assist. Suddenly the policemen shouted everybody run everybody run. As I was running, I heard a band and noticed something in my abdomen. That was all I knew and I woke up in the hospital.”

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