Dangote Cement loses 3 staffs to ghastly accident, many others injured in Kogi
At least three staff of Dangote cement company have lost their lives in a multiple motor accident that happened in Kogi State.
The accident which happened around Zariagi Obajana road at about 5:45pm on Thursday, May 26 also led to the injury of 50 others.
A staff of the company who didn’t want his name mentioned identified the victims as Aliyu Sheshi, Victoria, and Beatrice.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the multiple crash involved four vehicles: a truck, a luxurious bus, Toyota and Peugeot 406.
The injured victims are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
The Kogi State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) Stephen Dawulung who confirmed the development on Friday May 27, said 48 males and 15 females were involved in the accident.
“The incident led to the death of one male adult and two female adults,” he stated.
While attributing the cause of the accident to over speeding and brake failure, the sector commander, however admonished motorists to avoid over speeding and be disciplined while plying the road.
“We will keep talking to them. Motorists know what to do but they won’t do it. Many people have lost their lives on that Obajana road due to over speeding just because the road is a little bit good. Sometimes we say roads are not good, that is why people get into accidents,” Dawulung said.
“But in this case, the good roads are the ones that cause accidents because drivers don’t adhere to the speed limit. We need to adhere to the speed limit because driving has to do with discipline. If not for over speeding even if a crash happens, the consequence will be light but when it is on top speed, the accident will be fatal,” he added.
Meanwhile, friends of Aliyu Sheshi, have taken to Facebook to mourn him.