By Ibrahim Kilani, Ikare Akoko
A luxury bus fully loaded with passengers coming from Abuja to Ondo State on Monday caught fire and burnt to ashes at Agbaluku Arigidi Akoko.
The incident led to gridlock on both sides of the road as very unprecedented crowd witnessed the scene helplessly.
The passengers’ belongings were burnt to ashes as people couldn’t move near the inferno since the service of fire fighters at Ikare a kilometer away didn’t come for their rescue.
An eyewitness Mr Jamiu Alli called on the state government to resuscitate and make Ikare Akoko fire station functional. He noted that the none functional of the station was responsible for big loss and others that had happened in Akokoland.
The unit commander of road safety for Ikare Akoko, Mr Oluropo Alabi said his men were making efforts to clear the road from gridlock for travelers not to be stranded.
As at the time of putting this report together no report of casualties but effort is on to remove the burnt luxury bus from the road.