At least 17 people were injured as a passenger bus overran a procession of Christian worshippers observing Easter holy ritual on Monday in Numan area of Adamawa state.

Concise News gathered that many of the victims, who sustained bone fractures were reportedly taken to different hospitals in Numan, the council’s headquarters.

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According to eyewitnesses, the accident happened around 10 am, adding that the bus had been seized and the driver arrested.

Many Injured As Bus Runs Into Christian Worshippers In Adamawa

An eyewitness Stanley Jaule said the affected members of the Christian community were marching towards a mountain which they called Galilee when the bus ran into them from behind.

He said, “While they were participating in Easter procession, a passenger bus just came from behind them and injured so many people, mostly women and children.”

He added that the accident almost caused a serious crisis as others in the procession became angry and tried to get hold of the driver.

Jaule, however, said peace later prevailed as some passersby were able to calm them down.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, said policemen helped in calming down the people affected.