Home > Breaking news > Keyamo Loses Driver To #EndSARS Protest In Abuja

Keyamo Loses Driver To #EndSARS Protest In Abuja

The ongoing #EndSARS protest has claimed the driver of Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.

The Minister broke the news on Thursday.

He said the driver, Yohanna Shankuk, was knocked down in Abuja on Wednesday by a vehicle that took one-way to avoid advancing protesters.

The late Shankuk was on his way to Keyamo’s private office before the incident took place.

The incident was said to have occurred at Berger Roundabout, Abuja.

The bereaved Minister tweeted: “I regret to announce that my driver, Mr. Yohanna Shankuk, died yesterday in Abuja as a result of the protests. A vehicle that saw advancing protesters at Berger roundabout, made a U-turn, took the one-way back and ran over him as he was making his way on foot to my private office.”

WSJ reliably gathered that the late driver was killed by a hit-and-run driver who also ran for dear life when suspected thugs hired to disrupt the protest stormed the rendezvous for the EndSARS protest with dangerous weapons to disperse the agitated Nigerian youth.

In the ensued melee, the vehicle hit Keyamo’s  driver who never envisaged that a vehicle could be coming from that side of the road, driving against the traffic on top speed.

 

About Editor

Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

x

Check Also

#EndSARS Protests: Senate Asks Buhari To Address Nation As Eight Killed In Ibadan

The Senate on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address the nation on the ...

#ENDSARS Protests: Edo Imposes 24-hour Curfew After Jail Break In Benin

Edo Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice. Secretary to ...