Mining Pit: APC youth leader, 2 police officers killed [PHOTOS]

An APC youth leader in Ebonyi state, Ogochukwu Elem and two police officers have lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident.

The trio died after their car veered off the road and plunged into a mining pit along Abakaliki – Ikwo road on Saturday.

It was gathered from sources that efforts are underway to recover the vehicle and the corpses. 

The State governor, Dave Umahi who reacted to the incident described it as ‘unfortunate’.

“We do not know the cause of the accident, we do not know what happened, but it is quite very mysterious that even the wages of the sand could not stop them, and the car plunged into a mining pit that was dug over 20 years ago and not closed but it is very unfortunate, and we have been fighting this issue of digging pits, harvesting led, zinc and even chippings without closing it back.” He said.

“We are going to identify all the pits in Ebonyi State, whether it was dug for led, zinc, chippings or any other mineral in the State, we have to identify who did it and the closing of these pits must commence latest by next week Monday.”, he said.

Post a Comment