Those who sustained injuries, the driver and six others were immediately taken to a private hospital for treatment, while one of the cows, which had knee injury, was evacuated from the expressway to prevent it from causing more accident on the highway.
An eyewitness account said immediately the accident occurred, a young Fulani man who was directing the cows called out the cows and ran away into the bush without caring for the life of the passengers in the wrecked Toyota car bus.
“It was a terrible scene. This is not the first time we have been witnessing accident by herdsmen who never listen to the warning not take their cows near the expressway. God has been so kind to these passengers, they could have died. The vehicle was badly damaged and instead of making effort to save life, the Fulani man just called on his cows with their language and immediately the whole cows ran after him except the injured cow on the expressway. This is very bad, something urgent must be done to avoid all this problem on the highway,” a villager who pleaded anonymity said.