How truck killed my daughter who was planning for her master’s abroad – Mother/

A Lagos-based woman simply identified as Ajoku has narrated how a container-laden truck killed her 27-year-old daughter Chidinma Ajoku on her way back from work.

In a viral video making the rounds on the internet, the woman said her daughter died alongside Chima Nnaekpe, her colleague, in the tragic accident which occurred on Sunday.

Both were staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) until their death.

Ajoku revealed that her daughter was planning for her master’s degree abroad before she met her untimely death.

Her words: “I will like to report to the public what happened on Sunday evening. My daughter, Chidinma Ajoku, and her colleague, one Chima, who both used to work at FAAN before their deaths, were returning from work and they were on a commuter bus. I think the bus stopped to pick passengers or stopped to drop passengers. Then a reckless trailer driver that was carrying a container was speeding and fell on the bus.

“I waited and waited the whole night up till 2am in the night for my daughter to come back from work. I was calling her aunty who she was staying with in Surulere. Both of us did not sleep till around 6am when a colleague called and told me that she was involved in an accident and that they were at Isolo General Hospital.

“When we got to Isolo General Hospital, they were not among those people that were brought in there. They referred us to a general hospital in Yaba and we went there and they told us to check the morgue because they did not bring any living person there. My husband’s friends and son checked the morgue and saw my daughter and her colleague.

“I will like to tell the public that this is getting too much. These containers keep on killing people and nobody talks. My daughter was 27-year-old working with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. She went to Babcock University and was planning to go abroad to do her masters. And this is just how life has been snuffed out of her.”

She called on the Lagos State government to end the incessant menace of truck drivers in the state while also calling on relevant authorities to investigate the matter and bring those involved to book.

“I want to use this medium to appeal to the authorities to bring these people to book. They will not just keep quiet and stop the life of a promising young girl like that and a promising young man like that. Let the government do something because it is getting too much, especially in this Lagos.

“If my daughter’s life is going to be used to stop this menace, then, let it be what I have achieved. I know that maybe they will say I am a nobody until somebody’s child is snuffed out before they do something. But I think everybody in this Lagos whether you own a car or enter public transport, all of us, our lives are in danger because we encounter all these trailers and containers every day and they are very reckless. Please, let something be done.”