Seventeen persons have been killed in a ghastly motor accident that occurred in Irepene Abuja/Lokoja highway in Kogi State.
The incident happened at about 5:00 hours on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, two passengers who were rushed to the hospital later died.
Agure said “The Toyota Hiase was going down to Auchi Edo State and the Luxurious bus was coming from Okene axis. The Luxurious overtook a car and lost control. Of course it was night, so he came and hit the smaller Toyota bus pushing it into the bush. The vehicle somersaulted, and 15 people died on the spot and two later died in the hospital”.
He however advised motorists to reduce their speed, avoid night travel and always plan their journey stressing that, while travelling, they should avoid dangerous overtaking.
Agure said the command had deployed no fewer than 522 personnel to ensure free flow of traffic during this yuletide season.