– A fatal road accident involving the convoy of Governor Inuwa Yahaya has claimed the life of one person
– The deceased was identified as the driver of the vehicle
– Yusuf Abdullahi, the sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi state, confirmed the accident
A report by The Punch indicates that the convoy of Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state was involved in a fatal accident on Thursday, March 4.
The fatal crash involving several journalists in the convoy reportedly claimed the life of the driver while they were on their way to Gombe from Bauchi.
At the time of filing this report, it is unclear if any other occupants of the vehicle sustained any injuries.
According to the report, the Hummer Bus somersaulted three times close to the boundary between the two northern states.
Yahaya was in Bauchi for the North-East Governors’ Forum meeting and the groundbreaking ceremony for the foundation laying for the renovation and upgrading of the Bauchi state government house.
News of the accident was confirmed by Yusuf Abdullahi, the Bauchi state sector commander Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
While noting that he could not give full details of the crash, Abdullahi said that rescue operation was currently ongoing.
Samaila Uba Misilli, the director-general of media and information, Gombe state, was reported to have been on the bus when the incident happened.
This incident is coming a few days after 10 policemen attached to the convoy of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state sustained injuries in an accident.
The accident happened on Monday, March 1, while the governor was inspecting a 60- kilometer road project in Tafawa Balewa local government area of the state.
The Toyota Hilux conveying the police officers veered off the road around 1:30 pm and somersaulted twice after losing control as a result of the huge dust that made visibility almost impossible.
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