A nursing mother was seriously injured and her baby crushed to death on Wednesday, June 15, after they were struck by a commercial bus along Makurdi-Gboko expressway, Benue over N150 change.
According to the child's father, Senator Anuum, his wife had boarded the vehicle with their baby strapped to her back, from the second gate of the Benue State University (BSU) to Coca-Cola junction. When she got to her destination, she gave the bus conductor a N200 note. She was supposed to be given a balance of N150 but the conductor refused.
"The mother and her child, who she carried at her back, were the remaining passengers in the bus. The conductor did not want to give her the change and they drove off, in the process she grabbed the conductor that was already on the moving vehicle, with her baby at the back and she lost balance, fell down and was dragged on the road till the baby fell off from her back, in between the back wheels and was smashed, died instantly and the driver and the conductor drove off," Anuum narrated
The matter has been reported to security agencies but efforts to contact the police public relations officer, ASP Moses Yamu failed. However, a police source said investigation is ongoing to fish out both driver and conductor.