GP Orders Full Investigation Into Gombe Auto-crash Which Claimed 11 Lives, Left 30 Persons Seriously Injured

Sequel to the unfortunate fatal motor accident which occurred yesterday, 21st April, 2019 and led to the death of 11 persons and serious injury to 30 others, the Inspector General of Police, MA Adamu, has ordered a speedy and comprehensive investigation into the incident.

The accident occurred along Gombe-Biu road. Eye-witness accounts revealed 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 Central Roundabout, 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 30 other persons injured are currently receiving treatment.

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

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