Governor Samuel Ortom has called on relevant agencies to institute an investigation into the accident in Gbatse, Ushongo local government that led to the death of seven persons.
In a statement issued Sunday afternoon, governor Ortom described the incidence as tragic and expressed his heartfelt condolences to the familes of the victims as well as University of Mkar which lost two of her lecturers.
Seven persons were crushed to death in their vehicles by an articulated vehicle which was allegedly trying to avoid police check point.
The statement signed by Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor noted that ‘Governor Samuel Ortom sends heartfelt condolences to families of those who lost their lives when a truck crushed a stationary vehicle with all its occupants yesterday at Gbatse in Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State.
“The Governor’s sympathies also go to the management, staff and students of University of Mkar who lost two of their lecturers in the accident – Joseph Leva and Moses Tarnongo who died alongside his wife and three children.
“He describes the incident as devastating and urges relevant agencies to investigate the unfortunate development.
“Governor Ortom prays for the repose of the souls of the departed and consoles the bereaved families to look unto God for strength to bear the pain of losing their loved ones”