By Bright Bassey
A stray cow has hit a car in which a family of four was travelling in in Aba, Abia State. The cow damaged the car’s windshield, according to reports. The affected family came out of their Toyota Camry car unhurt.
The incident happened along 7-Up Breweries road, off Agbor Hill in Aba, Abia State.
According to an account of an eye witness, the cow came out from the bush and ran into the oncoming car.
“We came to clean our vehicles at the car wash; nobody knew where the cow emerged from. We only heard a bang when it (the cow) crashed into the car which was approaching the junction to head into town. The woman and her husband were trapped, we managed to rescue them unhurt,” the eyewitnesses narrated.
Chairman of the Civil Liberties Organization, CLO Aba unit, Charles Chinekezi, blamed the incident on the inability of cattle dealers to restrain their livestock.
“CLO is worried on the danger posed by the activities of cattle dealers on the Ogbor Hill waterside bridge along Aba – Ikot Ekpene and Omoba roads. It has been a common sight to see stray cows even at nighttime wandering and constituting nuisance to the environment.
The government should make haste and relocate the abattoir before to avert further accidents.” He said.