Over 70 donkeys worth millions of naira were trapped to death due to bad Yola-Mubi road in Adamawa state over the weekend.
The animals were overloaded from Gombi local government area of the state to Enugu in a trailer with registration number Bauchi KTG 397 YG while on the road, the vehicle hit pothole in Segre village along Song-Gombi road, the type of the vehicle burst leading to mechanical problems living the driver and the conductor of the trailer helpless in the bush along with their vehicles.
The donkeys numbering over 100 were badly overloaded occasioned with the scorch hit from the sun the animals dehydrated and were suffocated to death with many watchers at the scene of the incident who could not render any help to the animals.
When leadership visited the scene of the accident the driver of the vehicle who refuse to disclosed name said ‘’am taking the animals to Enugu, after my vehicle hit a pothole the trailer development mechanical problems and the tires busted out and I could not control the vehicle.”
When asked on why commuters plying the road in other vehicles could not help the driver out of the situation he said, “Many of them would stop in their vehicles wanted to help me out, but after releasing the animals are donkeys they would zoom up, you know in the North people do no eat donkeys.”