Two policemen die in Gov Matawalle’s convoy accident


Two policemen accompanying Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, have died in an accident along Funtua/Gusau road around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Director-General on Press Affairs to the governor, Yusuf Idris, confirmed the incident in a press statement on Thursday in Gusau.

Idris said the accident involved the convoy attached to the governor, adding that Police Inspector Aminu Usman and Sgt. Nura Mohammed lost their lives instantly on the scene of the accident.

They had escorted the governor to Abuja on a five-day official trip.

Idris said that while they were returning with the governor, one of the vehicles in the convoy broke down in Zaria, Kaduna State.

“The two policemen were among the seven persons left behind to oversee the repairs of the broken down vehicle before coming to Gusau.

“About two hours later, however, the sad news was brought to the governor that those left behind were involved in a crash while driving in a heavy downpour and that the two policemen had died.

“Amidst tears, the governor directed the evacuation of the wounded persons from Funtua General Hospital where they were receiving treatment to a referral hospital for better care under the supervision of the governor’s personal physician.

The Doctor was also directed to update the governor on the progress of the treatment,” Idris stated.

He further explained that while one of the victims escaped the accident unhurt, the remaining four were injured.

Idris said the governor had condoled with the families of the deceased and said the state government would pay all medical bill of those hospitalized.

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