Five executives of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) including the Senate President, Donald Onukaogu were killed in a ghastly motor accident that occurred in Ikwuano, Abia State on their way to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State today.Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji has swiftly sympathized with Nigerian students over the unfortunate incident.
The Governor who visited victims of the accident at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia where they were receiving treatment described the incident as a calamity and sympathetic.
He cautioned drivers to be careful while on the wheels as well as to maintain a manageable speed, maintaining that many would not have died if they were not on high speed.
The Governor said the incident was disheartening as future leaders of the country have lost their lives through the accident. Chief Orji used the forum to advise student leaders to embark on negotiation with the authorities before they resort to violence, saying that violence usually ends in catastrophe.
Earlier, while conducting the governor round the doctor on duty at the casualty ward, Dr Kalu said that the dead were brought in the morning and were said to have had a head on collision with a lorry at Ikwuano on their way to Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
He said that apart from the dead, other victims were receiving treatment while some were in stable condition.
In his remark, the coordinator, Zone B of NANS, comrade Chinonso Obasi thanked the governor for sympathizing with them and pledged to be good ambassadors.