- The governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri, escaped death on Saturday, November 26, as his convoy was involved in an automobile accident
- Eyewitnesses said a truck crushed two vehicles in the convoy of the governor, leaving two policemen injured
- A security source said one of the injured policemen was still lying unconscious at the hospital while the other had regained consciousness
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Yola, Adamawa state - The convoy of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state was involved in an automobile accident as a truck crushed two vehicles on Saturday, November 26.
Daily Trust cited a witness as saying the incident happened shortly after the governor and some of his commissioners entered a black Mercedes bus at the end of a wedding at Agga Mosque in Dougirei highbrow area of Yola, the state capital.
A truck rolling down the steep road crushed two vehicles in his convoy, leaving two policemen, identified as Inspector Madu and Sergeant Isa, injured.
Truck runs toward Governor Fintiri's convoy, says resident
A resident named Muhammad Dougirei said the truck suddenly ran toward the governor’s convoy at a high speed, suggesting that the driver had lost control.
He said security operatives controlling traffic flow at the venue scampered in different directions.
According to Dougirei, the truck driver managed to steer the truck away from the direction of the bus conveying the governor to hit the official vehicle of the permanent secretary, Political and Security Affairs at the government house, and a Peugeot 406 conveying a video journalist and the two injured policemen.
He said the police escort consequently manhandled the elderly driver as well as a young man who pleaded with them to take it easy with him before the driver was thrown into a police pickup van and whisked away to Jimeta Police Division in the metropolis.
How Governor Fintiri reacted
It was gathered that Governor Fintiri, who came out unhurt, personally rebuked the driver, after which he was transferred to a Toyota jeep.
Daily Trust cited a security source as revealing that the injured Inspector was still lying unconscious at the Intensive care unit of the Specialists Hospital while the Sergeant had regained consciousness.
Two female police constables Die, 17 others injured in fatal road crash
The deceased were on their way to Police Games 2022 in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital when the tragic incident happened.
The police added that 17 other participants sustained various degrees of injuries during the fatal crash, which occurred at Hawan Kibo around Plateau state.