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Police Boss Investigates Easter Day Accident That Claimed 11 In Gombe

Acting IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A Adamu has ordered a speedy and comprehensive investigation into a fatal motor accident on Gombe-Biu road, which occurred yesterday, 21st April, causing the death of 11 persons and serious injury to thirty.

According to eye-witness accounts, the accident occurred as a result of loss of control of the vehicle by the driver while driving along Gadan Malale and heading towards 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 while thirty other persons injured are currently receiving treatment.

Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, Gombe State Command has visited the scene of the accident and had an on -the-spot assessment as well as the hospital to monitor the treatment of the victims.

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