An officer of the Nigerian Air Force has reportedly lost his life in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, after a moving truck nudged into him and others while on duty.
Reports gathered by Wonder9ja indicated that the force men were on duty when the truck with flunked brakes crashed them and crushed one LCPL Giselle Nanpon, to death instantly.
Another officer, LCPL Yahaya Ayuba, reportedly escaped death but sustained a spinal cord injury in the accident that happened in the Eyenkorin area, a suburb of Ilorin, the state capital.
It was said that the truck driver made an attempt to run away from the scene after seeing that one of the officers died but was captured.
According to PM News, another source told its reporter that two Air Force officers died in the accident.
A bystander who identified himself as Alhaji Pasa reportedly told the correspondents that the officers were on duty when the truck crushed two of them and injured another Air force staff.
According to him, the truck driver was shot in the legs by other officers around after he attempted to escape the scene. The incident caused anxiety between the Air Force personnel and residents of the community.
The Kwara Secretary of the Community Policing Advisory Committee, Alhaji Shola Muse, however, told reporters that efforts were being made to restore normality in the area.
According to media reports, Muse had called the police command to go to the place to avert any breakdown of law and order because of the brewing tension.