*** As Govt Express Shocks
Fourteen persons have been confirmed dead in a motor accident that occurred at Apata community in Lokoja council area of Kogi state on Wednesday.
The state government confirmed this through a statement from the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo.
The statement read apart
“The Governor, Government and people of Kogi State express deep sympathy over the demise of 14 passengers of a bus involved in a ghastly accident at Old Akpata, along Lokoja-Obajana Road today.
Preliminary reports showed that the accident involved a bus and a truck conveying cement from Obajana.
Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps have been alerted and bodies of the deceased have been evacuated from the scene of the accident.
It is indeed, a sad occurrence and a shame that we lost such promising souls in such a pathetic circumstance.
As a Government, we will strengthen our road safety measures to ensure that avoidable loss of lives are 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 road worthy 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.”