… As bus, luggages burnt
Over thirsty students and sports officials of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai on Tuesday escaped death after the bus conveying students to Kogi State University, Ayingba for Nigeria Universities Games (NUGA) went on flames.
It was gathered that no life was lost except for luggages that were burnt alongside the bus conveying them between Egba and Muye in Lapai Local Government of Niger State.
Confirming the incident, the Management of IBB University, Lapai commiserated with the students and wish them journey mercies back to the campus, as well as their various homes.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Registrar and Information, Baba Akote, The management said one of its commuter buses, Ashok Leyland was involved in a fire incident along Lokaja road.
It was reliably gathered that the bus was conveying students to Kogi State for Group H preliminaries of Nigeria Universities Games (NUGA) when it went on flames.