No fewer than 11 persons have been
confirmed dead, while thre others
sustained serious degrees of injuries in a
The accident, which occurred at Offejiji
village along Ankpa -Anyigba road at
about 6 am on Wednesday when an
articulated vehicle heading towards
Anyigba was over speeding to overtake
another vehicle and had a head on
collision with a commercial bus with
passengers coming from the opposite
It was gathered that 11 persons died on
the spot while three others received
serious injuries at the scene.
Kogi State Sector Commander of Federal
Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr.
Olakunle Motajo, who confirmed the
accident, disclosed that the accident
occurred as result of dangerous overtaking
on the part of the drivers, calling on
motorists to change their altitude while
on the road so as to reduce accident to
the barest minimum.
Matoju said the accident involved a white
Toyota Hiace bus with registration number
LG 46 BG and a Blue truck lorry with
registration number BLG 76 XA
He explained that 14 people were
involved in the accident and that 11 of
them died on the spot while three others
were seriously injured.
Among the dead were two male adults,
one male child, six female adults and two
The FRSC Sector Commander said the
injured victims were taken to Grimmard
Hospital, Anyigba for treatment, while the
corpses of the dead had been deposited at
the same hospital’s morgue.