June 25, 2024

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Edo deputy governor sad over ‘recklessness’ as 15 perish in Abuja-Okpella road crash

DEPUTY governor of Edo State Comrade Philip Shaibu has visited the scene of the fatal accident involving a truck and multiple vehicles, along Abuja-Okpella road in Etsako-East local government area of the state.
He is sad.
Fifteen persons reportedly died in the accident as chairman of Etsako-East Local Mrs. Benedicta Attoh, told the Deputy Governor during an on-the-spot assessment of the scene.
Some of the victims who were hospitalized are responding to treatment and were visited by Comrade Shaibu (see accompanying photos).
Mrs. Alimotu Momoh and Mr. David Samuel, amongst others, were said to be at the market vicinity when the speeding truck crushed them.
Shaibu sympathized with families of the victims, while describing the accident as regrettable. He assured them of his personal support and the government’s intervention in ensuring restoration of light in the area.
According to Shaibu, “this incident is regrettable. We must take safety measures to avoid future occurrences. I can assure you that my elder brother and Governor will act fast.
“We are going to do the needful and prevent a repeat of the sad incident in the future. This is also a clarion call on truck drivers to be safety-conscious whenever they need to drive to busy places like Okpella.
“The safety of the people is paramount and we will do all that is required to ensure we put a stop to this kind of accident,” Shaibu added.
He however asked the security personnel in the area to be watchful to avoid a repeat of such incidents.