Three policemen, others die in Kebbi bullion van accident

September 29, 2022
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No fewer than six people reportedly died in a tragic road accident that occurred along Argungu-Birnin Kebbi road in Kebbi State.

The victims, according to reports reaching Naija News at the moment, include three officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other civilians.

Confirming the incident in a statement handed down to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, the spokesman of the command, Abubakar Nafi’u, said the accident occurred when a Carina E car, carrying jerry cans of PMS was been pursued by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service patrol team from Birnin Kebbi.

On getting to Jeda village, the Carina E car reportedly collided with the Bullion van and as a result, burst into flames and consumed three other cars.

“Consequently, a total of five vehicles and one motorcycle were burnt to ashes.

“Six people including three policemen also died in the inferno, while five other people and three policemen sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi for medical attention,” Nafi’u told reporters.

He confirmed that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora has since visited the accident scene. The personnel prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant the lives of the departed souls’ eternal rest and give their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

“Magaji-Kontagora is also assuring members of the public that a thorough investigation will be carried out to unravel the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident,” he added.

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