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Benin-Auchi Road: FRSC Caution Motorists



Major causes of road crashes have been attributed to human factors which relates to driver’s error and level of experience.

This assertion was made last weekend by the commander, RS.13, Iruekpen unit command, Fidellia Obasi in a one day safety and awareness campaign

The campaign was initiated by Champion Chambers Empowerment in collaboration with FRSC and hosted by special Marshalls unit 32 in Esan Central Local Government Council of the federal road safety corps.

She said most drivers are inexperience as they are without knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, adding that road crashes account for a large share of the total number of injuries and death in Nigeria.

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The FRSC boss said it was a big surprise to the corps that a non governmental organization deemed it necessary to preach the gospel of safety in order to help reduce crashes on our roads, especially the Ewu hill axis of Benin- Auchi road.

She expressed the command’s gratitude to the President of Champion Chambers Empowerment, Ben Okhae for the kind gesture, as she equally encouraged all motorists to always obey all traffic laws in order to reduce crashes on the high ways.

On his part, the initiator of the event, Ben Okhae, President, Champion Chambers Empowerment, an indigene of Ewu Community said the decision to organize the event was reached after critically reviewing the numbers of accident that has claimed lives in that Ewu hill axis.

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He said what he is presently doing is in line with the vision of his organization to touch lives and help the society grow

He said, “My NGO is taking a lead in humanitarian service delivery and safety awareness campaign”.

He called on agencies, organizations and well meaning Nigerians to join hands with his organization to solve the frequent occurrence of accidents in Ewu hill axis, adding that safety signs and deploying of corps officers to the axis could serve as measure to curb accidents before completion of the road.

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Other stakeholders who spoke at the event also attributed the slow pace of work at the site as one of the causes of frequent accident in the Ewu axis and called on the Federal Government to prevail on the construction company to ensure quick completion of the road.



Auto Crash Kills One, Injures Other In Ogun




A yet-to-be-identified person has died and another critically injured, after a truck lost control at the Alagbon-Olorunda Bridge on the Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun State.

The South-West Area Commander of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Adekunle Ajibade, revealed this in a statement on Saturday, adding that the incident was caused by speeding.

Ajibade added that the accident, which occurred on Friday, at about 4:15 pm, included a Mercedes-Benz truck with no registration number and a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number DGB 504 VK.

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He said four people were injured in the crash. One person was confirmed dead, another was injured, and two others escaped unhurt.

According to the commander, the Mercedes-Benz truck lost control owing to speeding and collided with a commercial motorcycle, sending him into the river.

The injured victim was taken to hospital before our arrival while the dead one has been claimed by his relatives for the burial rites,” he said.

Ajibade warned motorists and motorbike riders to avoid reckless driving and excessive speeding to decrease or eliminate accidents over the Yuletide season.

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Arabic Student Commits Suicide In Ilorin




A 22-year-old Arabic student, identified as Alfa Musa, has reportedly committed suicide in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Musa, said to be a student of Sheikh Kamaldeen Arabic school, Ilorin, was found hanging in his room at Dagbenu compound in Ogidi area of Ilorin on December 7, 2023.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi, who confirmed the development, disclosed that an investigation has commenced into the incident.

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According to the spokesperson of the police, the deceased student said in a suicide note, “to my mum and dad, I am sorry, I did this because God did not answer my prayers, I will rather die than commit sin, please, forgive me, I love you, bury me at home.”

Reports said one of his friends paid a visit to his residence on the day of the incident but found the door to his room locked.

After repeated knocks on the door, there was no response, yet he was in the room, hence the door was forced open and the deceased was found hanging.

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“An empty paint container which he allegedly used to hang himself was also found in his room.”

One of his neighbours in the area described the deceased, who hails from Osun State as a comfortable and devout Muslim.

DAILY POST gathered that when the incident happened, the deceased’s father was contacted but he directed that the late Musa be buried in Ilorin against the wish of the deceased as contained in the suicide note he left behind.

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Katsina Governor Joins Military Operation To Rescue Abducted Civilian, Foil Bandits’ Attack




Katsina State Governor, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, on Saturday, joined a combined team of security personnel and military troops to foil an attack on the residents of Zakka village in Safana Local Government Area.

During the joint operation, which Governor Radda witnessed, a 33-year-old man abducted by armed bandits was rescued, according to a statement by Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed.

Kaula Mohammed, who is the Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to Governor Radda, said his principal was in Safana local government on Saturday to flag off an empowerment programme sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, when he received a distress security call of a planned attack on Zakka village by terrorists.

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“After the intelligence report on the planned terrorist attack was revealed to Governor Radda around 1pm, he immediately called off his involvement in the colourful empowerment programme of the Katsina House of Assembly Deputy Speaker.

“Mr Governor and a few members of his entourage then joined a combined team of security personnel, comprising men of the Nigerian Police, Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji, ground troops of the Nigerian Army, and personnel of the Community Watch Corps, to engage the terrorists at Zakka Forest before the criminals advanced to the hills.

“A 33-year-old man was bravely rescued by the gallant troops after a heavy gun battle with the terrorists, which lasted almost 30 minutes. The terrorists were fortunate to escape without suffering any casualties after their callous mission was thwarted.

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“After repelling the bandits, Governor Radda directed that the abducted man rescued by troops be taken to the hospital for urgent treatment, as he was shot in the leg by the bandits,” he said.

A cross-section of people in the area interviewed expressed happiness over the quick response from the governor and hoped for its sustenance.

They said the action displayed by the governor has clearly demonstrated his unwavering commitment to fighting insecurity in the state.

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