- A soldier of the Nigerian military has been killed in a road traffic crash in the Dei-Dei area of Abuja
- The soldier was killed alongside a courier man while trying to rescue two victims of the road accident in the area
- According to an eyewitness, the duo were crushed to death by a speedy trailer that ran into them while they tried to save the other victims of a road crash
Two persons - a Nigerian military soldier and a delivery guy - were on Tuesday, June 8, crushed to death in the Dei-Dei area of Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.
Daily Trust reports that the duo were killed while making efforts to rescue four victims of a road traffic crash in the area when a moving trailer crushed them to death.
Sadiq Usman, an eyewitness to the incident said the first crash had involved a commercial motorcyclist popularly known as Okada and his passenger.
Usman said that while the Okada man escaped from the accident, his passenger died on the spot as she fell off the motorcycle.
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“The bike man escaped from the accident but his passenger was not so lucky as she fell off the bike.
“The military man who was in a commercial vehicle along with some passengers rushed to rescue the victim. The courier rider also parked his bike to rescue the victim."
“They were in the process of removing the victim when a speedy articulated truck ran over them.’’
An official speaks on the incident
Speaking on the incident, the unit commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in charge of Zuba, Elizabeth Benedict, said four other persons, including the motorcyclist’s passenger, sustained various degrees of injury.
VP Osinbajo not Involved in road accident, official says, gives bit-by-bit details of reported incident
VP Osinbajo not involved in road accident, official says, gives Bit-by-Bit Details of Reported Incident
The spokesperson to the vice president said that Osinbajo only spotted a road traffic crash on his way to the airport and stopped to help the victim.
Laolu Akande confirmed that the vice president is already on his way to Owo in Ondo state after ensuring the victim of the crash was taken to the hospital.
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The senior pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Paul Eneche commissioned a water borehole in the community.
Residents of the community commended that cleric and the church for ending their agelong suffering.