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Easter Day: Accident claims 11, 30 others injured

Eleven persons were killed in an accident which occurred on 21st April, 2019, with thirty (30) others seriously injured.

Sequel to the circumstances of the  accident, which occurred on Gombe- Biu  road, the Inspector General of Police, IGP MA Adamu, has ordered a speedy and comprehensive investigation into it.

Eye-witness accounts reveal that the accident occurred as a result of loss of control of the vehicle by the driver while driving along Gadan Malale and heading towards the central round about, and on reaching a point at Unguwan waja, rammed into a procession of crowd evidently celebrating Easter.

With assistance of the policemen from Gombe Division, the victims were immediately rushed to Gombe Specialist Hospital where the driver one Corp Assistant Adamu Abdullahi, a staff of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attached to Government House Gombe and 10 others were confirmed dead and their bodies deposited at the morgue.

Thirty (30) other persons injured are currently receiving treatment.

Gombe Commissioner of Police visited the scene of the accident to have an on -the-spot assessment as well as the hospital to monitor the treatment of the victims.

The IGP, while condoling the families and friends of the dead and the injured victim, has advised motorists to exercise utmost caution by obeying all traffic signs, rules and regulations while driving especially this festive period and beyond.