Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday condemned the death of three students of Ojumo Community High School, Ihunbo in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.
It would be recalled that that three students, who had just closed from school were killed were crushed to death by a vehicle driven by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) pursuing suspected smugglers on Monday. A number of persons, including market women were also reported to have been injured in the incident, while the official was said to have fled the scene immediately.
But a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on new media, Emmanuel Ojo urged the people of Ihunbo and Ipokia local government area at large to remain calm, assuring that the government would not condone any act that endangers the lives of the people, including women and children.
The governor promised to investigate the incident and bring the culprits to book.
“It comes as a rude shock that young children with bright futures had their lives cut short in the most gory manner.
“We will immediately commence investigation and make sure that those innocent children receive justice.
Anyone found culpable will be brought to book,” the governor said.
He prayed that God Almighty will “grant the families of these innocent children the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Abiodun advised the NCS to engage suspected smugglers and criminals moderately, especially in areas where it could have affect civilians.