Nigerian Tragedy

#VasitiTBT – 5 Tragic Nigerian Disasters We Can’t Forget

Today on Vasiti Throwback Thursday. We take a moment back in time to remember certain tragic events that has happened in the past.

These events claimed some lives and left the nation in shock and pains. Today we choose to remember the victims of this tragic events on our Thursday throwback.

Kindly note that the post contains some Explicit images.

So Here Are Five Tragic Nigerian Disasters We Can’t Forget


Dana Air Flight Crash 2012

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The Dana air flight 992 was a scheduled domestic commercial passenger flight from Abuja to Lagos. On Sunday the 3rd of June 2012, the twin-engine (McDonnell Douglas MD-83) of the aircraft crashed. And Landed into a furniture work complex and a printing press building around Iju-Ishaga, Lagos.

The crash of Flight 992 is the deadliest aviation disaster involving the crash of the twin-engine (McDonnell Douglas MD-83).

The Dana air crash of 2012 is the second most deadly crashes in Nigeria. Following The Kano Air disaster of 1973, Holding the highest record. The crash claimed 163 lives and no survivors.


Ikeja Armoury Explosion 2002

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The Ikeja bomb blast was an accidental detonation of a large stock of military high explosives.

The Bombs were at a storage facility in Ikeja Lagos. This happened On the 27th of January 2002.

The fires created by the debris from this explosion burnt down a large section of Northern Lagos, and created a panic that spread to other areas.

As people fled the flames, many stumbled into a concealed canal and drowned.

The explosion killed over 1,100 people and displaced over 20,000.


Chibok Girls Abduction 2014

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On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state. Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by Boko Haram.  An extremist terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria.

57 of the schoolgirls managed to escape over the next few months. And some have described their capture in appearances at international human rights conferences. 


Abuja Black Christmas 2011

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On the 25th of December 2011, Islamist militants set off bombs across Nigeria on Christmas Day.

The bombs targeted three churches including one that killed at least 27 people.

The Boko Haram Islamist sect, which aims to impose sharia law across the country, claimed responsibility for the three church bombs.

The bombing claimed a total of 153 lives.


Otedola Bridge Fire Accident 2018

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The accident occurred on the Otedola Bridge at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A tanker lorry fully loaded with petroleum product fell, leaked and exploded on 27 June 2018.

A massive fire broke out after the explosion of the tanker lorry. So the fire transferred to other vehicles approaching the lorry on the busy road.

The following day, Nigerian Federal Road Safety Corps announced that a total of nine persons have been confirmed dead as a result of the incident.

The Lagos State Government reported the number had risen to 12 on July 2, 2018.

A number of eyewitnesses and the public hold that the reports on the casualties are distorted by government and media.


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