Aggrieved students of Ejioku Secondary School, Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State went on rampage on Monday as a truck rammed into a commercial motorcycle and killed four students and an okada rider.
It was learnt that the students were on their way to school on board a motorcycle when the truck crushed them on the Iwo-Ibadan Expressway.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, said the Divisional Police Officer in the area had sent signal to the command regarding the incident.
The PPRO said, “It is true. The DPO told me that the incident happened when the driver of the truck was trying to avoid killing some sheep and rammed into the students on the okada.
“The police have moved to the area to ensure that life and property were not vandalised by the angry students.”
The aggrieved students of the school reportedly moved to the motor park in the area where they vandalised some vehicles. Parents and guardians were said to have rushed down to schools in the area to pick their children and wards.
An eyewitness said, “Four pupils of the Ejioku Secondary School were crushed by a truck. Students have started mobilising in order to vandalise trucks in Ejioku. The students are on the rampage.”