A Nigerian Air Force officer serving in Ilorin, Kwara State was on Tuesday crushed to death by a truck while another officer was seriously injured in the Eyenkorin area, a suburb of Ilorin, the state capital.
It was gathered that the accident occurred at an Air Force security checkpoint after the brake of the truck failed when the driver was stopped by the officers for a normal check before entering the state capital.
The deceased officer was identified as LCPL Goselle Nanpon while another officer who sustained a spinal cord injury in the accident was identified as LCPL Yahaya Ayuba.
“The officers were on duty when the truck crushed one of the Air Force officers and critically injured another one after its break failed as it was approaching the air force checkpoint.
“The driver of the truck attempted to run away after the incident but was apprehended,” an eyewitness told Journalists.
Meanwhile, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has
described as unfortunate the killing of Nigerian Air Force officer LCPL Giselle Nanpon by a truck driver at a security point in Ilorin, the state capital.
In a statement by governor AbdulRazq spokesman Rafiu Ajakaye commiserated with the authorities of the Nigerian Air Force.
The Governor also sent a get-well-soon message to LCPL Yahaya Ayuba who sustained a spinal cord injury in the accident.
He commended the Air Force authority for the maturity and professionalism with which its officers handled the unfortunate incident.
AbdulRazq urged the citizens to show due respect to the security operatives for the weight of sacrifices they make in the course of keeping the country safe.