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Five Dead In Unilorin Campus Auto Accident

A student of the University of Ilorin as well as a family of four including a father, mother, and their two kids, were involved in the accident along the university dam.

The accident happened at about 9:00 pm on Monday along the university dam which also left some other victims seriously injured.

The President and Public Relations Officer of the university’s Students Union Government (SUG) Taofik, Waliu Opeyemi, and Olabode, Stephen Opeyemi, respectively gave a statement on Wednesday, partly reading as follows:

“the unfortunate incident happened as a result of over-speeding of a private car which in turn hit a campus “korope” shuttle bus”.

“The disastrous occurrence which happened around 9:00 pm Monday evening claimed some lives (with the drivers of both vehicles inclusive). We deeply commiserate with the families of the deceased persons and pray that God grants them the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.

“Also, we wish the injured victims quick recovery as they receive treatment at the hospital.

“Students should, however, note that academic activities are suspended for today”.

In addition to this, the Director Of Corporate Affairs of the university, Kunle Akogun, said that the management of the University of Ilorin received with the news of the accident that occurred on campus on Monday evening.

“The said accident resulted in some fatalities while some occupants of the cars involved also sustained varying degrees of injuries.

“We commiserate with the parents of the deceased and beseech almighty God to comfort them in this trying period.

“We also condole with the entire student body of the university on the sad loss of their colleagues.

“Management also wishes the injured quick and total recovery.

“We hereby enjoin all vehicle users to strictly abide by traffic rules and regulations, especially,” the statement read

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