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.