Body of Ebonyi APC youth leader, two others pulled from mining pit

 

The body of All Progressive Congress (APC) Ebonyi chapter youth leader, Ogochukwu Elem has been pulled from a mining pit in the State.

The bodies of two others with him when his car plunged into the pit on Saturday were also pulled out.

They were pulled from the pit with a crane supplied by the Ministry of Infrastructure and local divers on Monday. The Volkswagen Golf car, which the victims were driving in, was also pulled from the pit.

Governor David Umahi was on hand to direct the search-and-rescue operations. He mourned the death of Mr Elem and the two others believed to be police escorts.

The visibly angry Governor condemned the activities of miners who dig the morning pits indiscriminately thereby endangering lives and destroying the environment.

He said his government will set up a committee to look into the issue warning that from henceforth his administration will not tolerate such practice from miners in the state.

Umahi also commiserated with the APC and the Nigerian Police over the loss. (The Nation)