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Lightening Kills Three FRSC Officials In Ogun State

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Lightening Kills Three FRSC Officials In Ogun State

On Wednesday, lightning struck and killed three officials and throwing others to the ground.

The lethal lightning happened in the early hours of the day amid a rainfall. The incident occurred at the Itele-Ijebu Command Post of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) along Ijebu-Ode-Ore expressway.

The incident occurred around 10 am at the Corps Command Post. It is located at the Old toll gate corridor of the expressway. This tragedy has thrown the Ogun State Sector Command of the FRSC into hushed mourning.





The Nation learnt the lightning struck just as the FRSC officials were about observing their routine morning parade within the precinct of the office.

About a dozen of them were said to be around when the lightning struck, killing the three on the spot and also sent an electrical shock wave into the premises, jolting some of the survivors.

Lightening Kills Three FRSC Officials In Ogun State

The FRSC Public Education and enlightenment Officer in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident but declined further comments.

Okpe, who promised to issue a statement in respect of the incident, said the Corps’s Sector Commander had gone to Ilese to access the situation.

It was learnt the state’s special security outfit – “OP MESA,” have also taken over the security of the area. This is to forestall people from gathering around the scene where the FRSC officials were killed.

Also, traditionalists worshipers believed to be Sango adherents later arrived at the scene. They performed some traditional rites on the corpses preparatory to their release to government officials for burial.





Federal Road Safety Corps is the Government Agency with statutory responsibilities for road safety administration in Nigeria.

Founded in 1988, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) operates in all Nigerian states as well as the Federal Capital Territory and is the leading agency in Nigeria on road safety administration and management.

Lightening Kills Three FRSC Officials In Ogun State





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