An accident involving an articulated truck at Nataco junction, along the Abuja-Lokoja highway has killed a student of the nearby Kogi State Polytechnic and five others.

The cement-carrying truck reportedly ran into a tricycle, foundly called keke napep, killing the student and others, including the three school pupils.

The tension that descended on the area spread to the international market, as students protesting the death of their colleague in the accident went on rampage.

A detachment of policemen that came to the scene were forced to make a retreat, having exhausted the teargas canisters they brought to the scene.

Some of the concerned residents of the area however criticised the policemen, saying in such situation they shouldn’t have used teargas on the angry youths.

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