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Published On: Wed, Jul 22nd, 2020

Dangote truck kills father, son in Kogi

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From Ahmad Ibrahim, Lokoja

Following the killing of a father and his son, a truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company has been set ablaze in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital by some angry youths.
Eye witness account told our correspondent that the empty truck was about negotiating the bend leading to Zone 8 of the Nigeria Police headquarters in the ancient town, when it lost control and crushed a pedestrian who was standing by the road side together with his two sons.
While the middle aged man was crushed alongside one of his sons, the other son was however lucky, not to have lost his life, but he was badly injured.
It was gathered that onlookers who witnessed the incident constituted themselves into a mob to attack the truck and set it ablaze.
The state police command while confirming the incident said that the truck lost control at the zone 8 roundabout and crushed a pedestrian and injured one other person, who is currently receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.
The Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya who spoke to our correspondent on phone said that the incident made the people of the area to take law into their hands and set the truck ablaze.
He however confirmed the death of one person while the identity of the othe injured victim could not be immediately ascertained.
He said that the injured victim of the accident is receiving medical attention in a hospital, while a full scale investigation into the matter has commenced.

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