- The convoy of the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, is involved in an auto-crash
- Some of the policemen attached to his conveyed sustained a series of injuries
- According to the report, no life was lost and the injured policemen have been taken to hospital
A report by Daily Trust indicates that no fewer than 10 policemen attached to the convoy of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state sustained injuries in an accident on Monday, March 1.
Legit.ng gathered that quoting the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the newspaper said the accident happened while the governor was inspecting a 60- kilometer road project in Tafawa Balewa local government area of the state.
The report said that the road is designed to connect the people of Tafawa Balewa LGA to Yelwan Duguri and the environs of Alkaleri local government area of the state.
According to NAN, the Toyota Hilux conveying the police officers veered off the road around 1:30 pm and somersaulted twice after losing control as a result of the huge dust that made visibility almost impossible.
It was, however, gathered that no life was lost but all the police personnel involved in the accident had been taken to the Bununu general hospital in Tafawa Balewa LGA for treatment.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Mohammed begged Fulani herdsmen not to carry AK-47 rifles but remain peaceful.
It was reported that the Bauchi state governor had been severely criticised by Nigerians and his colleague governors after justifying the use of AK-47 weapons by herders.
The governor, however, urged herdsmen not to carry AK-47 rifles, clarifying that he only made "a figurative allusion" to the use of the weapon.
The Bauchi state governor made the plea in his speech during the launch of the 2020/2021 annual livestock vaccination campaign held at the Galambi Cattle Ranch, Bauchi, on Wednesday, February 24.
He described the Fulani people as humble, simple, and humane and vowed to do everything possible to make sure he protects and supports them.
The governor said he has no apology for kicking against the labelling of Fulanis as kidnappers and killers.
He said it is unfair to label a particular ethnic group as criminals as such action can breed disunity.
Mohammed said over the years, Fulani herders have made sacrifices in their pastoral venture, providing the needed protein through the supply of beef.
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