- A campaign vehicle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state ran into a container with four occupants
- While the four in the container were reported dead, the occupants of the car, a G-Wagon, were said to be in critical conditions
- A PDP spokesperson denied that four people were killed, but said two casualties were recorded
Tragedy struck on Saturday, November 3, in Kogi when a campaign vehicle of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engineer Musa Wada, allegedly killed four persons.
The car, a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, and supposed back-up vehicle for the governorship candidate, was said to have run into a business container in Idah, a major town in the state.
While the four inside the container died, the occupants of the campaign vehicle are said to be in critical conditions.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that Hilary Edime Amodu, chief administrator of Idah local government, confirmed the incident attributing it to recklessness on the part of the driver.
The report quoted a witness at the scene as saying that the driver would have been lynched but for the presence of security operatives around.
“Luckily for the driver, men of security task force ran into the accident and rescued the driver from an angry mob who would have lynched him,” he said.
Speaking on the incident, Faruk Adejoh, publicity secretary Musa Wada/Aro campaign organisation, said it was only two people that died while another person is in critical condition.
“Yes there was an accident, a vehicle on the campaign trail vied off the road and ran onto a kiosk and killed two people while one other person is critically injured and receiving treatment in a hospital,” Adejoh said.
He, however, denied that the driver was reckless.
Legit.ng earlier reported how seven top officials of the PDP campaign organisation were recently arrested by the police.
Those arrested included the chairman of the security committee for the organisation, ACP Suleiman Ejeh Abutu (rtd).
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