- S/East Govs vow to end crime, kidnapping
No fewer than 50 persons escaped death when a trailer belonging to Dangote group crashed into Nkwo Alor market in Alor Community, Ndemili Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The fully loaded trailer was conveying cement when the incident occurred.
Two persons were seriously injured and three houses demolished in the accident.
The trailer, which bore no registration plate number on, has an inscription OBJ1C.023 written on the driver’s door.
Eyewitnesses said some traders attempted to escape when they noticed that the truck’s brake had failed, adding that the vehicle lost control when the trailer was descending a little slope.
Two assistants to the driver were badly injured.
One of the two injured persons had his manhood and scrotum badly injured and the other had his legs crushed.
They were immediately rushed to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching hospital, NAUTH, for immediate medical attention.
Another eyewitness, Abuchi Okwara, told the Nigerian Pilot Sunday that the driver disappeared immediately the accident occurred.
State commandant, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, said that he was not aware of the matter, but would send his men to the accident scene.
Meanwhile, South-East governors have resolved to combine forces against criminals with a view to ending the scourge of crimes and kidnapping in the region.
Also they have vowed to give a death sentence to Boko Haram, kidnapping, violent armed robbery, child trafficking and other petty crimes that rob their states of a deserved peace of mind.
The resolved was reached at the end of the regional security conference of the South-East and Delta State and was attended by three of the governors.
“For us to even contemplate lasting development, we must first find a lasting solution to insecurity in the region.
“This all important conference is therefore an economic call to arms. We must all rise to wage a successful war on insecurity as a precursor to economic prosperity and greater fulfilment,” Governor Willie Obiano who hosted the conference at Awka said.