Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state, on Thursday escaped an accident unhurt when his convoy was involved in an accident. It was gathered that the accident occurred at Garba Chede axis, along Bali-Jalingo road around 5pm on Thursday.
However, a police officer attached to the governor lost his life in the accident. Several other people were also hurt in the accident.
Speaking to TheCable, David Misal, spokesman of the state police command confirmed the accident saying: “We confirmed that the governor’s convoy had an accident but it did not affect the governor’s car.
“One life was lost and several sustained injuries and have been taken to hospital for treatment. The person that died happens to be a police officer attached to the governor’s convoy.
“I can’t confirm the number of persons (that were injured) now, we would need to find out from the people on ground.” Misal said.
Misal said the name of the dead officer had not been confirmed, adding: “I still expect more details.”
When asked the cause of the accident, he said: “At the moment we can’t actually say what actually caused it but in due course, we will find out.”
However, a Punch report revealed that a CIB police officer and a nurse have been left in a critical condition at the hospital after the accident.
Speaking about the accident, an eyewitness said: “It’s a sad day for us. A CIB personnel who works with the wife of the governor, Mrs. Anna Ishaku, as Chief Detail died instantly in the accident.
“A lady colleague of his and a nurse attached to the governor’s wife are all unconscious as I speak,” he said.
The governor was driving in the same car with his wife when the security Sport Utility Vehicle attached to his wife was involved in the accident.