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Dangote truck set ablaze

A mob has set a truck belonging to Dangote cement company ablaze shortly after it crushed a commercial motorcyclist and a passenger to death along the Ilaro-Ibese Road in Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that the mob blocked the road and set the truck ablaze while the driver fled for his life.

The incident, which occurred on Friday evening, made some travellers on the road stranded for hours.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident on Saturday.

Speaking on the situation, Akinbiyi said policemen and civil defence corps were brought in to calm the situation.


Akinbiyi stated, “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.

“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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