Two operatives attached to the convoy of the Zamfara State governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle have lost their lives in a road crash
The operatives, Police Inspector, Aminu Usman and Sgt. Nura Mohammed, lost their lives instantly at the scene of the accident.
The Director-General on Press Affairs to the governor, Yusuf Idris, confirmed the incident in a press statement made available to the media on Thursday in Gusau.
Idris said the accident occurred along Funtua/Gusau road around 6pm on Thursday.
According to him, Police Inspector, Aminu Usman and Sgt. Nura Mohammed lost their lives instantly at the scene of the accident.
He said that the deceased 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 the 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,” He stated.
Idris further explained that while one of the victims escaped the accident unhurt, the remaining four sustained varying degree of injuries.
He said the governor had condoled with the families of the deceased and said the state government would pay all medical bill of those hospitalized.