At least fourteen persons were killed in an accident along Lokoja-Obajana road in Kogi State on Wednesday afternoon, January 6.
It was gathered that the accident involved a bus and a truck conveying cement from Obajana occurred at Old Akpata village.
According to an eye witness account, the accident occurred as a result of dangerous overtaking by the driver of the bus that was heading to Kabba. The witness said all the passengers in that bus died.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has sympathised with families of the victims.
A statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said that it is a sad that promising souls were lost in such a pathetic circumstance.
“As a Government, we will strengthen our road safety measures to ensure that avoidable loss of lives is averted.”
“We also call on the FRSC to intensify its surveillance along the roads and ensure that road users obey traffic laws as well as ensure that only roadworthy vehicles ply our roads. Every life is precious. The Kogi State Government expresses deep shock over this irreparable loss of lives as we pray that God grants families of the deceased the fortitude to bear their losses.” the statement read