…as Kogi Poly student go on rampage over the death of female colleague
By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
It was pandemonium in Lokoja early hours on Tuesday morning when an articulated truck belonging Dangote Cement Company crushed no fewer than seven persons to death.
Just as the students of Kogi State Polytechnic went on rampage following the untimely death of one their colleagues occasioned by the accident.
The incident occurred barely one month after 17 passengers were roasted to death at Felele in Lokoja metropolis, another passengers lost their live again.
It was gathered that driver the truck loaded with cement lost control short after leaving Polytechnic main gate and rammed on the waiting taxis and tricycles at popular Nataco Junction .
Sources told WesternPost Correspondent that the driver of the articulated truck lost control as result of brake failure and rammed into to taxis,two commercial Tricycles loaded with passengers including students and primary school pupils.
It was learnt that at least three persons died on the scene of the accident, where several others sustained various degree of injuries.However report has it that other died in the Hospital.
When the news of death of a female student filtered to town, the students in large numbers went to main road to protest the gruesome murder of their colleagues.
It was learnt that the student who are currently writing their second semester examinations called on the authority to stop the examination to honour their fallen colleague.
The irate students were said to have set ablaze two articulated trucks and block the Lokoja -Abuja express way.
The Operatives of Federal Road Safety Corps were seen rescuing the victims of the accident and controlling traffic for the other motorists.
The State Sector Commander of FRSC who confirmed the accident, stated that the accident happened as result of brake failure when the driver lost control.
Martins stated that three people died at scene of accidents while those who receive injuries have been rushed to Hospital to receive treatment.