Soldier crushed to death in Checkpoint incident
A yet-to-be identified soldier and a sugarcane vendor have been crushed to death in Kwara State.
The incident, it was gathered, happened at one of the checkpoints along Bode Saadu/Jebba expressway in Moro local government area of the state.
According to a resident who simply identified herself as Iya Khadija, the vehicle suddenly veered off the road and crushed the victims in the process.
She said the vehicle had been towed to a police station in the community, adding that the corpse had since been evacuated.
The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Frederick Ade Ogidan, confirmed the incident during an interview with Daily Trust.
According to him, “It was a lone accident involving a DAF truck which lost control and hit the victims. They were all males but two of them died while the other two didn’t sustain any injury,” he said.
Ogidan cautioned motorists and transporters to avoid actions that could lead to distraction while driving and ensure their vehicles are in good condition always.