14 killed in Governor’s convoy

Posted by News Express | 23 January 2015 | 3,070 times

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The police in Bauchi yesterday confirmed that 14 persons were killed in an accident involving the convoy of Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Haruna Mohammed, in a statement said the accident occurred about 7pm along Bauchi/Gombe Federal highway in Alkareri LGA. Mohammed said three Hummer buses and a motorcycle were gutted by fire in the accident.

The victims were burnt beyond recognition, he said, adding that a police patrol team attached to Alkaleri Division had visited the scene, cleared obstruction and evacuated the casualties to Federal Medical Centre, Gombe.

The PPRO said the case is under investigation.

•Excerpted from a Daily Sun report. Photo of the accident courtesy of FRSC.

Source: News Express

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