An army officer tries to overtake a wrecked truck in Calabar

Posted by on Nov 9, 2020, Under: News

An army officer tries to overtake a wrecked truck in Calabar

A Nigerian Army corporal was killed in a fatal accident in Calabar.

According to Vanguard, the sad incident happened early this morning. The victim, identified as Corporal Hassan Haruna, turned out to be a Nigerian army officer trained at the ATS Marine Training School in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.

The victim, identified as Corporal Hassan Haruna, died instantly in the accident as he suffered serious head injuries in the accident that led to his death. Vanguard learned that the tragedy occurred at about 7:25 am Monday morning at the Ikot Ansa bus stop on Muritala Mohammed Highway, Calabar Municipality, LGA.

A witness, who asked not to be named, told Vanguard that an army officer was trying to drive past a truck belonging to Flour Mills (Niger Mills) when the truck rammed and crushed it on the spot. on the fast lane. As soon as I saw the army gaining momentum on the move, I had a premonition that something bad was going to happen.

“It was like a dream, in the blink of an eye I heard a loud crash from the car and everyone started screaming and screaming Jesus !! Jesus !!. “Before we could look ahead, we saw a dead army officer in his uniform. At first we prayed that he would be alive, but those who tried to help him confirmed that he was already dead from the impact of the truck, because his skull was badly damaged.

“The driver of the escaped truck immediately hit the soldier, but was then detained in the Kalabar-Kalabar (SKK) area.

However, the death of the soldier sparked anger among his colleagues, who began to arrest the truck drivers of the Flour Mill, as many of them chose to stay on the Murital Mohammed highway. Another eyewitness said: “After the incident, soldiers came here and brought army corpses.

They arrested one of the Flour Mills truck drivers on the way into town and took him away. They later returned with him and drove him to the truck. “Now all the trucks owned by Flour Mills, when they learned about the accident, started to gather on the side of the road. You can already see about three trucks lined up on the road.

Nobody wants to drive for fear of being arrested by the army, ”he said.