Kwara community seeks government intervention over killer drivers
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on September 20, 2022
Residents of Idofian Community in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State have appealed to the State Government and other stakeholders to assist in raising speed breakers on Ilorin-Omu-Aran federal highway in the state.
This, the community said, would check the incessant killings of children by some hit-and-run drivers as a result of reckless driving and overspeeding.
Making the appeal at a protest staged by some youths in Idofian on Sunday following the death of a 13-year-old Senior Secondary School student identified as Elizabeth Adigun on Saturday evening by a hit and run driver, the youth leader and the Community Secretary, Jimoh Abolarin, lamented that the community had lost many children to accidents in the last one year.
Punch reports that the youth early on Sunday erected barricades on the highway and protested for several hours which caused gridlock before a combined team of police and men of the Federal Road Safety Corps arrived to clear the road.
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