Buhari condoles with families of Ojodu trailer accident
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with parents, relations and friends of Ojodu Grammar School students who lost their lives in an accident on Tuesday, along Isheri Road, Ojodu, in Lagos State.
Buhari condoled with government and people of Lagos State and the authorities of Ojodu Grammar School over the sad and painful loss of the promising lives that were cut short in the tragic incident.
“President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will comfort the grieving parents and relations at this very difficult time, and grant the injured quick recovery,” his spokesperson, Femi Adesina said in a statement.
Similarly, Odunmbaku David ‘Segun, executive chairman, Ojodu Local Council Development Area said two persons died and 12 were injured.
“Unfortunately, as a result of the accident, two students were confirmed dead on the spot. The identity of the deceased are Adedoyin Adebayo and Akpolebi Israel.
“Asides from the two deceased, seven (7) females and five (5) males totalling twelve victims also sustained varying degrees of injuries.
“Corpses of the dead students have been evacuated with the support of officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and were deposited at the Morgue of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.
“As of now, we can confirm that all the injured students are in stable conditions and are receiving medical attention at the following hospitals: God’s Apple City Hospital, Ojodu Berger; Royan Hospital, Aina Street Ojodu; St. Michael Hospital, Ojodu and Lagos State Emergency Hospital, Toll Gate, Ojota.”
He added that, “The erring driver has been apprehended and is in police custody.”
“However, the angry students who were later joined by hoodlums set the traier ablaze, vandalized the Ojodu Police Station, operational vehicles of the men of Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) and some private articulated vehicles at along Ogunnusi road,” he said.
“My heart is broken for the families and friends of students who lost their lives in this horrible accident. This is a devastating tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the horrible accident.
“My heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families, May God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.”