Gov. Mattawalle’s convoy auto-crashes, leaves two Policemen dead


The convoy of Bello Mattawalle, Governor of Zamfara State has been involved in an accident which claimed the lives of two police personnel attached to the governor.
Director-General, Press Affairs to the governor, Yusuf Idris confirmed the incident in a press statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Gusau.
Idris said the accident occurred along Funtua/Gusau road around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. He said Police Inspector Aminu Usman and Sgt. Nura Mohammed lost their lives instantly on the scene of the accident.
He narrated 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 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.


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