Four Killed in Auto Crash In Jogi


From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja




No fewer than four staff of BN Ceramics Company in Ajaokuta have been reported killed in a motor accident along Ajaokuta-Itobe road early hours of Wednesday.

Our Correspondent reliably gathered that the accident which involved a bus and Toyota car occured at about 9.45 am on Wednesday.

According to eye witnessed, both vehicles involved in a head on collusion when the driver of the bus over took another vehicle in a sharp bend.

The Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Solomon Agure while confirming the accident said three staff of the BN Ceramics company died out of nine staff in the company vehicle.

He added that the staff worked over night and closed from work in the morning but unfortunately, when their staff bus was taken them to their various residences, the vehicle involved in a head on collusion with another vehicle and three persons died on the spot.

Those that were injured were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, the management of BN Ceramics in a statement issued on Wednesday regretted the death of some of its staff who were involved in the auto crash.

According to a statement signed by Salihu Mohammed, Human Resources Manager, on behalf of the management, said the accident took place within the steel complex this morning around 10:00am, lamented that the BN Ceramics lost four of its staff.

“The Management condoles with the families of those who lost there lives, assuring that the management is making frantic efforts to rescue and pick up the medical bills of those injured.

“The Management calls for calm amongst the staff, prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and their families the fortitude to bear the loss.

“The Management used the medium to call on motorists to drive safe and check their speed limit while driving within the steel complex,” the statement added.