Two Police Officers, Vigilantes, Others Killed in Fatal Accident in Bauchi

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Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

Two Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, two vigilante, a suspected kidnapper and one other person were said to have been killed on Wednesday in a ghastly motor accident.

The accident was said to have occurred at Dabe Village along Bauchi-Darazo road in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Although the cause of the accident was not immediately known, the statement said the driver of the vehicle was conveying two Police Officers, two vigilante, two kidnap suspects and one other person from Soro Police Division to the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Bauchi State Police Headquarters when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the accident in a statement made available to journalists in Bauchi yesterday.

Mohammed said: “On the 13/4/2016 (Wednesday) at about 1300hrs (1:00pm), there was a lone fatal motor vehicle accident involving a green Vectra with registration number GJW 446 XA driven by one Audu Garba, male of Soro Town.

“The accident occurred at Dabe Village, along Bauchi Darazo road in Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State, while they were conveying two kidnap suspects from Soro Division to State CIID Bauchi. As a result, eight victims sustained various degrees of injuries,” he stated.

The scene, was visited and the victims were rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching hospital, Bauchi by a combined team of Police and FRSC officials.

“Six victims, including two Police officers, two vigilante members, one complainant and one suspect were certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor while the driver and one suspect are responding to treatment.”

The PPRO further said the particulars of the deceased are: AP/ No 151481 Inspector Nuhu Usman,(Soro Division), F/NO 224135 SGT Nasiru Saleh.(Soro Division), ALH Shehu, male, (50) of Dabe Village.

Others, he added, include Haruna Yawali, male, (35) (vigilante), Isa Yusufu, male, (27) (vigilante) and Isa Gambo, male, (20) of Dabe Village (suspected kidnapper).

Mohammed noted that the corpses of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary for postmortem examination, while investigation was said to be ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the accident.