An accident involving the convoy of the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawallehas resulted in the unfortunate death of two persons.
Several persons were also reported injured in the accident which occurred along the Funtua/Gusau road.
The incident was confirmed by the Director-General on Press Affairs to the governor, Yusuf Idris in a press statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Gusau.
He said the accident happened around 6pm on Thursday.
He gave the names of the dead persons as Police Inspector, Aminu Usman and Sgt. Nura Mohammed. They lost their lives instantly at the scene of the accident.
The deceased had escorted the governor to Abuja on a five-day official trip but were part of those left behind to oversee the repair of one of the vehicles in the convoy which broke down in Zaria, Kaduna state during the return journey.
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,” Idris stated.
He further explained that while one of the victims escaped the accident unhurt, the remaining four sustained varying degree of injuries.
The statement also disclosed the governor had condoled with the families of the deceased and gave assurances that the state government would pay all medical bill of those hospitalized.