At least two people have been reported dead on the spot with many others injured, in an accident involving the convoy of the Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Idris Gobir.
The two people killed in the accident have been deposited in a morgue while those injured are currently receiving treatment at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital in Sokoto.
Although the accident did not affect the official vehicle of the Deputy Governor where he was sitting one of the pilot vehicles escorting him was severely affected.
In the affected vehicle, according to a verified publication by the Punch, a Policeman and one of the cameramen who covered the activities of the Deputy Governor lost their lives in the fatal accident.
A source who broke the news of the accident stated could not confirm the name of the officer who lost his life in the accident but identified the photographer as Buhari Talo.
He said, “I just confirmed the incident now, though I was not with them when the accident happened.
“I just confirmed that the vehicle that had the accident is a police vehicle in which the photographer was together with them in the vehicle when the incident happened.
“I learned that two persons, a police officer whom I can not easily confirm his name and the photographer, Buhari Tanko, died on the spot. It is very sad and unfortunate.”
Confirming the incident, the Sokoto State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ahmed Rufa’i, said the incident involved a pilot vehicle on the deputy governor’s convoy.
Police sources confirmed the incident which reportedly occurred when the Deputy Governor was returning from an event at Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state to Sokoto, the state capital.
The Deputy Governor was said to have attended a state function alongside the Governor of the State, Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, at Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state.
A police source revealed, “The incident involved a pilot vehicle on the convoy of the deputy governor and the driver of the vehicle who is a police officer was confirmed dead together with one person, a photographer in the convoy.
“The injured persons are receiving treatment at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital here in Sokoto.
“The incident happened on their way back from Sabon Birni Local Government back to Sokoto.”
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Published 1/4/2024 7:44:46 AM