An accident involving the motorcade of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr Solomon Dalung has led to the death of one person with 20 others sustaining various degree of injuries.
This has been confirmed by one Mr Sunday Jika, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) Gombe State Marshal, a local security outfit, who was amongst the minister’s motorcade.
“We received the minister at the airport and on our way back to town a Peugeot 406 car entered the motorcade of the minister hitting the pilot car,” he said.
“The Peugeot car went ablaze. We were able to bring out three persons from the Peugeot car while the driver got burnt in the car.
“In the other bus among the minister’s motorcade, we also brought out people. All the injured persons have been taken to Gombe Specialist Hospital and Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH) Gombe,” he said.
Vanguard reports that doctors at the Specialist Hospital and FTH could be seen attending to patients at the casualty department of the hospital.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, Dr Godwin Omiko, said he was yet to be briefed on the accident.