A commercial bus driver has slumped and died while conveying students of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) to the school’s campus.


The driver simply identified as Lukman was said to have been “gasping for air” on Friday while still at the wheels of the bus.

A passenger, who narrated the incident, via a viral WhatsApp message, said everything happened within 30 minutes”.

The witness also said he had to take control of the bus from the driver’s hands and “press the brake” before rushing him to the school clinic where he was pronounced dead at the clinic.


“Our bus driver just died on the road while driving us from the Sanrab Petrol Station area, Tanke, Ilorin to the university campus. I was sitting in the front but wasn’t looking up because I was reading the Qur’an on my phone,” he said.

“The other person beside me just called my attention shouting Baba multiple times. By the time I looked up, he was already gasping, and the bus was drifting away from the road.

“I had to press the brake, take control, and bring it to a halt. He was pronounced dead at the school clinic. Everything happened within 30 minutes.”


Kunle Akogun, the director of information of the varsity, also described the incident as “unfortunate”.

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