Lagos photographer disappears after boarding night bus from Okokomaiko to Kano

A photographer, Sulaimon Balogun, who boarded a night bus from Lagos to Kano to cover a wedding ceremony has gone missing.

His relatives and friends say they have been worried over his whereabouts and have been visiting the park in Okokomaiko and the police division in the area.

Nurudeen Balogun, the photographer’s brother, told Premium Times that the 31-year-old boarded a bus around 7 p.m. to Kano at the Alaba-Rago park, Okokomaiko, along the Lagos-Badagry expressway on March 2 to cover a wedding ceremony slated for March 4.

The fiancee, Taiwo, said that she was in contact with him all through the journey until around 10 p.m.

“I was bathing, he called me and told me that he wanted to tell me something. He didn’t sound any different, he spoke to me like he normally talks,” she said.

“I called him back and it was then that his number wasn’t going anymore.”

Okomaiko bus park chairman, Auwalu Usaini, said the bus crashed and exploded killing almost all the passengers and driver, Premium Times reported.

Mr Usaini said concerning a reported mass burial, “I don’t know anything about burial.”

He said six people survived.

Drivers who play the Lagos-Kano route reportedly took gory picture of the burnt bus in Lokoja, Kogi State, adding that their colleague, an ‘expectant’ father, also lost his life.

They noted that the manifest also got burnt, adding that the family should go to the scene of the accident “to see things for themselves”.

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