#ENDSWAT: Festus Keyamo’s Driver Dies in Road Accident in Abuja
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says his driver, Yohanna Shankuk, was killed in a road accident by a trailer in abuja.
Keyamo took to his Twitter account on Thursday, October 15, 2020 to announce that Shankuk died in the Berger area of Abuja after he was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday.
He said the vehicle had veered into a one-way lane while trying to avoid protesters in the area.
He posted, “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,” the minister said.
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
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) October 15, 2020
Nigerians have been protesting nationwide for over a week for the scrapping of the notorious now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force, a unit with a long history of abuse of power.
At least 10 protesters have been killed, and many assaulted by police officers since the protests started over a week ago.
No officers have been sanctioned for their violent push on the protesters.