Cement truck kills soldier

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says one soldier died on Monday in a lone- accident at Kaduna Road, Suleja Junction in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State.

Mr Kumar Tsukwam, the state Sector Commander, said in Minna that the accident occurred on Monday about 10.38 a.m.

Tsukwam said that the accident involved a  truck marked GWA 449 YL loaded with cements from Obajana cement factory, Kogi State to  Kaduna.

He explained that the victim was identified as Emeka Pascal Ayogu on pass from Maiduguri to Enugu State.

The sector commander said  that a  side of the truck hit the victim, who fell under the truck and the back tyres crushed him to death.

He explained that the driver of the truck stopped, ran away and reported himself at a police station.

He said that a bag containing N1,300, one cellular phone, one wrist watch, one power bank, necklace and set of army uniform were recovered.

He said that the victim was taken to Suleja General hospital mortuary.

He advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid accidents.

The road safety boss said that the corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against dangerous driving.

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