News Update

Govt Caterpillar Killed No One at Enugwu Ukwu Ring Road – Commissioner

By Jude Atupulazi

The Anambra State Government has refuted viral social media reports that its caterpillar, engaged by the Njikoka Local Council, killed some people in an accident last Wednesday during the removal of illegal structures in Enugwu Ukwu.

According to press statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu, what the local government in question engaged was a backhoe from the Anambra Road Maintenance Agency (ARMA) of the Ministry of Works.

‘The equipment worked between 9am and 4pm on September 13, 2023, without any fatal incident.

‘To crown it all, the backhoe did not work at Enugwu Ukwu Ring Road.

The voice note in the said video was therefore done in bad faith to incite our people against the government.

He however conceded that the local government officials confirmed that there was indeed an accident by a caterpillar belonging to Donclimax Bonded Terminal, noting that the caterpillar reportedly bought gas at PEG Petrol Station and was going to Agulu from Enugwu Ukwu before the accident occurred and led to the loss of three human lives (2 women and a toddler) along ring road.

‘Both caterpillar and the operator are at Nimo Police Station and the bodies of the accident victims have been evacuated to the mortuary.

‘The management of Donclimax Bonded Terminal are cooperating with the police in their investigation.

‘Government sympathizes with the deceased families and pray that the souls of their loved ones should rest in peace,’ Nwosu said.