Ondo com­mu­nity protests killing by trucks on road

The Punch - - NEWS - peter dada

res­i­dents of Iwaro-oka Akoko in Akoko South-west Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Ondo State on Satur­day took to the ma­jor street of the town, to protest against the in­ces­sant road ac­ci­dents in the town, al­legedly caused by trail­ers and trucks .

The protesters called on the state gov­ern­ment to stop heavy ve­hi­cles from ply­ing their road, fol­low­ing the havoc al­legedly be­ing wreaked by the trail­ers on the road, which had led to the death of many res­i­dents of the town.

The protesters were armed with plac­ards with var­i­ous in­scrip­tions such as ‘Don’t turn our com­mu­nity into ghost town’, ‘Our lives mat­ter, no so­lu­tion, no peace’, ‘we are tired of ac­ci­dents on Akungba-oka road’, ‘ODSG con­struct al­ter­na­tive road on Akungba Oka road’ and ‘In­ces­sant ac­ci­dents make us home­less among others.

The protesters, who bar­ri­caded the Akungba Iwa­rooka-oka Akoko road, pre­vent­ing ve­hic­u­lar move­ment for sev­eral hours, said they had lost thou­sands of lives and prop­er­ties worth millions of naira to the in­ces­sant crashes .

The chair­man of Iwaro Oka com­mu­nity Union, mr Dele Ologbese, who com­mented on the de­vel­op­ment , said the union de­cided to or­gan­ise the protest due to the men­ace caused by heavy duty trucks.

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