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Dangote truck set ablaze for killing two in Ogun



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A mob on Friday set ablaze a truck belonging to Dangote Cement factory for killing two persons along Ilaro-Ibese Road in Ogun State.

An eye witness account said
a commercial motorcyclist and a passenger were crushed to death by the truck while on speed.

He said the mob quickly mobilised themselves to the road and blocked the truck from passing, while the driver reportedly alighted and ran for his dear life.

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The incident caused human traffic which motorists plying the road spend hours stranded.

Ogun State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident on Saturday to journalists

According to him, Police and operatives of the Nigeria Civil Defence intervened and brought the situation under control.
“The Dangote truck reckless driver left its lane to face the motorcyclist and the pillion passenger at his back, in the other lane and crushed them to death.

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“The case is being handled by the Dangote Plant Police.”

He explained further that one of the corpses of the victims had been deposited at Ilaro General Hospital morgue, while the other victim had been buried by the family.

He commiserated with the families of the victims and advised truck drivers to avoid dangerous driving.


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