Residents blame police as auto crash claims two in Rivers, injure others

Two persons were killed and many others injured in a motor accident in Rivers State.

It was gathered that the accident occurred at 7am on Friday at Rumuji axis of the East-West road, Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

It was learnt that a speeding vehicle crushed a woman last Friday at the same junction.

In the latest incident, two passenger buses were said to have collided during rainfall.

A source accused the police at Rumuji Divisional Headquarters of causing the accident saying they blocked one lane of the road, forcing commuters to ply one way.

The source called on the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, to compel the station to remove the roadblock.

Also, an eyewitness, Mr. Nyekachi Robinson, said two commercial buses collided.

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Robinson, who is the Spokesman of Odegu Agenda, said there had been series of accidents at the same axis, since personnel of Rumuji Police Divisional Headquarters blocked one side of the road.

He also called on relevant authorities and stakeholders to prevail on personnel of Rumuji Police Division to reopen the other side to avoid accidents.

Robinson said: “Accident happened along this East-West road at Rumuji after the police stations. So far, two people have been confirmed dead and other persons are wounded.

“I think this thing has to do with the blockage of the road by the police, permanently blocked for a long time. A Series of accidents have been happening there. So I do not know how we bring this thing to the public so people will prevail on the police authority to unblock this road.

“Rumuji police station is not the only police station that was attacked during the era of crisis that blocked this road. Almost every day accidents happen on this road.

“Two buses collided this morning because one wanted to overtake because they are using one way instead of the double lane. And this thing has been happening it is just today’s own, almost on daily basis around this axis.”

The police closed one lane of the road since unknown gunmen attacked the Rumuji Police station and killed two officers.

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