The students were killed by a truck on Wednesday
Following the death of seven secondary school students in an auto crash on Wednesday, a Non-Government Organisation, Child Protection Network, has called on the Ogun State Government to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the accident and bring culprits to book.
The Ogun State Coordinator of the Network, Peju Osoba, in a statement said, ‘It saddens our heart that children would be cut off in their youthful days due to adult misbehaviours in incidents that could have been averted.”
Lamenting the tragic loss of the students, the group said that the recklessness of the truck driver, which claimed the lives of the students, could be considered an onslaught on the future of Nigeria.
“We consider this an onslaught on the future of our nation and hereby call on Ogun State government to investigate the remote and immediate causes of this terrible incident, bring culprits to book and take steps to avert such in the future,” the group said.
Seven students of Itori Comprehensive High School, located in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, were killed when they were hit by a granite-carrying truck after closing from school on Wednesday.