- Many policemen were feared dead in an accident in Akure, the capital of Ondo state
- Eyewitnesses reportedly said speeding and recklessness on the part of the driver caused the accident
- The police command in the southwest state has confirmed the incident but said details are not yet available
An automobile accident in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on Tuesday, October 12, may have claimed the lives of some operatives of the Nigeria police.
According to a report by Sahara Reporter, a yet to be confirmed number of policemen have been feared killed in the accident.
Legit.ng gathers that the accident occurred at about 11am around Airport Road, Oba-Ile area of Akure.
Eyewitnesses were quoted to have said speeding and recklessness by the van’s driver was responsible for the crash.
Though the spokesperson of the Ondo state command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident, details regarding the casualty figure are still unknown at the time of this report.
Ikoro was quoted to have said:
“Yes, there was an accident but I don’t have much details now. We just sent people to the scene."
In a previous similar report, many people were feared dead while scores sustained serious injuries following an accident that occurred also in Ondo state.
The sad incident was caused by a diesel truck that lost control and rammed into a commercial area in Oloko street, Ikare Akoko, area of the state.
An eyewitness said the accident occurred around 4.30pm on Saturday, August 29.
He was quoted to have said the truck driver lost control and rammed into shops within the area.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government revealed that citizens of the country die more from road accidents than from the insecurity caused by Boko Haram insurgent attacks.
This assertion was made by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) through its zonal commander in charge of Oyo, Osun and Ondo states, Mr Godwin Ogagaoghene.
Sharing some data from accidents in 2019 alone, Ogagaoghene said at least 88 FRSC personnel were knocked down.
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