NNPC Manager, 2 Others Perish in Kaduna – Abuja Highway, Bodies Missing

Rescue Team

A deputy manager Finance and Account of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) Kaduna, his driver and his nephew at the weekend perish along Kaduna Abuja express way when their car plunged into a river.

The manager, Suleiman Jibrin, his driver, Dahiru Ahmed and his nephew Omeiza Suleiman were heading for Lokoja on Friday August 31, 2012 when their car plunged into the river while passing the bridge (Gadan) Azara, near Jere, Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state.

At the scene of the rescue yesterday, a member of the manager’s family who gave his name as Abdulsalam Abubakar told 247ureports.com that they waited for their brother who had called that he was coming home but could not see him.

Public affairs Manager of the KPRC Kaduna, Abduallahi Idris who was also at the scene of the rescue said they got information from a resident [who was on a motorcycle] indicating that a Hilux van had plunged into the River.

Rescue Team

We have been looking for them since on Friday when he said he was leaving for Lokoja. Luckily, when we follow the road asking, a man who was in a motorcycle said that he was a Hilux car plunged into the river. We have made arrangement with the family to bury him in Abuja while the driver will be taken to St. Gerald Hospital in Kaduna. But as you can see, we hire all the equipment that we are using here including the ones sent from Abuja but we have not found them.

The group Managing Director of the NNPC Engr. Andy Yakubu is planning to send other equipment if the assembled equipment fails to achieve the task. We are still coming tomorrow sine we have not found them,” Abdullahi said

One of the sympathizers gathered at the accident scene, Inusa Bala spoke to our correspondent. He stated that, “the bridge has no shoulders that will protect vehicles if they miss control.  This is the old road before it was dualized. The bridge have been killing a lot of people because there is no shoulder,” he said

The Sarki Ruwa conducted the search for the Car and the people on board which help from passersby who had come from Abuja.

In trying to reach the men of Federal Road Safety Corps [FRSC] for reaction, they declined to speak our correspondent saying that they are not authorized to speak.



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