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Road crash claims 1 on Lagos-Ibadan highway

Road crash claims 1 on Lagos-Ibadan highway
Written by Maritime First

…As Guided missile strikes kill 7 militants in Afghanistan***

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says one person lost his life in a road crash at Danco, near Sagamu, on the Lagos-Ibadan highway.

The Sector Commander, Mr Clement Oladele, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ota that the accident happened at about 8.00 p.m on Friday.

Oladele explained that a Toyota SUV with registration number GGE 30 DF, was coming from Lagos when the driver lost control due to speeding.

He said that the driver veered off the road, somersaulted and crashed into a parked bus.

“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the mortuary of Idera Hospital in Sagamu, Ogun State,’’ he said.

The FRSC boss advised motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations to avoid avoidable road crashes and its attendant fatalities.

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In the meantime, at least seven Taliban militants were killed in guided missile strikes in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province overnight in a latest raid against the Taliban insurgents.

The Afghan army Corps 205 Attal made this known in a statement on Saturday.

“The strikes were conducted by the NATO-led coalition forces in Hoshi locality, Charchino district Friday night.

“The intelligence reports found that seven Taliban militants were killed in the raids on the militants’ hideouts,” the army said.

The strikes also destroyed some amount of weapons, ammunition and explosive materials, it added.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been on the rampage since early April when Taliban launched a yearly rebel offensive against Afghan security forces.

The Taliban militant group has not made comments on the report yet.




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