Disabled Wins Tricycle Race
Aliu Alhassan, a shoe-repairer clocked 17 minutes to emerge as the winner in the first ever tricycle race for the physically disabled.
He received a "ghetto blaster" as his prize.
Issahaku Dokurugu, also a shoe-repairer, came second with a time of 17 minutes 19 seconds while Ibrahim Yussif, unemployed clocked 17:40 seconds to place third.
They each received a standing fan and a table fan respectively as their prizes.
The five-kilometre event, which was organised by the Care for the Disables (CADs), an affiliate of the Catholic Church, was nearly marred when bicycle and motor-bike riders crossed into the street to ride alongside the competitors injuring a lot of people in the process.
A military medical on a standby gave treatment to the injured.
Activities in the Municipality came to a near-standstill as people thronged the street to watch the race since it was the first ever.
Fifty-eight competitors including 15 women took part in the competition
In the female division, Mary Dery, a seamstress came first. She received a piece of wax print as her prize.
Jacqueline Yorgri placed while Ayishetu Yahaya, came third. For their prizes, they received a set of bowls and an electric iron respectively.
Each participant also received three bicycle tyres, three inner tubes and products from Nestle.