Black Day In Kogi As Auto Crash Claims 14 Lives


From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja



No fewer than 14 persons lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident that occurred at old Akpata village in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi state.

The accident was said to have occurred when a passenger bus and an articulated vehicle conveying cement from Obajana rammed into each other at Akpata section of Lokoja -Obajana road.

According to a release, the Commissioner for information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said the men of the Federal Roads Safety Corps have been alerted and bodies of the deceased have been evacuated from the scene of the accident.

“It is indeed, a sad occurrence and a shame that we lost such promising souls in such a pathetic circumstance.

“As a Government, we will strengthen our road safety measures to ensure that avoidable loss of lives are averted.

“We also call on the FRSC to intensify its surveillance along the roads and ensure that road users obey traffic laws as well as ensure that only road worthy vehicles ply our roads. Every life is precious.

“The Kogi State Government expresses deep shock over this irreparable loss of lives as we pray that God grant families of the deceased the fortitude to bear their losses.