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Two Dead, Seven Injured As Car Rams Into Roadside Passengers

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Two persons died on Saturday as a Toyota Sienna car rammed into commuters at Kudigbe, along Arigbajo, on the Lagos-Abeokuta highway, Ogun State.

DAILY POST learnt that seven persons also sustained injuries in the crash.

Babatunde Akinbiyi, Spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed that road crash occurred around 7:30 on Saturday morning.

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According to Akinbiyi, the sienna marked KRD 900 GV, had hit a Ford car, registered as AAB 439 XB and a tricycle, with number plate, AKM 791 VP.

He blamed the incident on excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the Sienna driver.

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It was stated that 10 persons were involved in the accident – five males and five females.

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The Toyota Sienna driver was on top speed and in its attempt to avoid a pot hole, lost control and ram into commuters by the road side, who were waiting to board a bus to their destinations,” Akinbiyi explained.

Consequently, a minor and an old man were said to have died, while seven other were injured, with one person escaping unhurt.

While saying the injured victims had been taken to Ifo General Hospital, Akinbiyi hinted that the deceased ones were deposited at the morgue of the hospital.

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JUST IN: Popular Ex-agitator Commits Suicide

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There were pandemonium and rude shock on Saturday evening in Ogbe-Ijaw, an Ijaw community that serves as headquarters of Warri South-West council as popular ex-agitator from the Ijaw extraction, Friday Igbegbe, commits suicide.

An anonymity pleading source who disclosed this to CONGRESS NEWS said reason why he took his life by succide was yet unknown.

The body of the ex-agitator has been deposited in the mortuary in Warri, Delta State.

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Stakeholders in the Ijaw struggle have consequently expressed shock over the incident.

The late militant war Lord hailed from Ijaw in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Warri South west local government area of Delta state.

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Replying to SMS sent by INFO DAILY to Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, SP Bright Edafe, he said he was not aware of the development.

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Gunmen Kidnap Two Little Girls From Mother’s Car In Ondo

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Two little girls have been kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The two girls of nursery and kindergarten classes were snatched from their mother’s car in Akure, the State capital.

The incident occurred at Leo area of Akure metropolis when the victims’ mother was driving into their compound in their ash coloured Toyota Camry, popularly known as ‘muscle’.

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The incident was said to have been reported to the police.

Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odunlami, disclosed that the mother of the kids reported the case at the police station shortly after it happened.

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While stating that the anti-kidnapping section was already handling the issue, the PPRO said she was not sure if the kidnappers had contacted the family.

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Scores Burnt As Fire Guts Illegal Refinery In Rivers

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About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire.

The incident took place on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.

The fire broke out after a pipe exploded at the site of the illegal refinery.

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The leader of a local vigilante group in the area, Frank Nwazimutor who confirmed the incident, however, said he counted only four dead bodies from his own village alone, saying that more persons than estimated may have been affected by the fire.

According to him “about 22 people were there but not all of them were burnt to death”.

He said the community has remained calm but that tension is high in the forest where the fire broke out.

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The vigilante leader however blamed the increasing practice of illegal refineries on lack of employment opportunities.

The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the incident.

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