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Lightning Kills Three FRSC Officials In Ogun

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Tragedy struck in Ilese àrea of Ijebu-Ode in Ijebu North East local government area of Ogun State on Wednesday morning when three officials of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) were struck to death by a mysterious thunder lightning


The incident, which occurred around 10a.m followed a little but longer rain and accompanied by the lightening which entered into the FRSC's office located at the old Toll Gate axis of Ilese town in Ijebu North East local government area of the state where it killed its victims.


It was gathered that the thunder struck while the FRSC officials were planning for the early morning parade within the precinct of their office located at the old toll gate.


Though, no official statement has been released to the effect, but a senior member of the Corps, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity disclosed that about 12 officials in the exact office when the lightening occurred, accompanied by the thunder which struck three of his colleagues to death.


 When contacted, the FRSC Public Relations Officer in the state, Florence Okpe also confirmed the incident but declined further comments.


Okpe, who promised to issue a statement later in the day, further said  that until the corp's Sector Commander, who has hurriedly gone to Ilese in order to ascertain what really transpired returned, she wouldn't be able to give clear statement on the incident.


As at the time of filling this report, men of the state's special security outfit code named "OP MESA" have taken over security of the entire area, chasing onlookers away and preventing journalists from taking pictures.


Also, traditionalists worshipers otherwise known as Sango adherents have joined other FRSC officials at the scene of the incident in Ilese Ijebu in a bid to perform some traditional rites on the corpses before they are released to government officials for burial.