10 policemen injured in accident involving Bauchi gov’s convoy | Dailytrust

10 policemen injured in accident involving Bauchi gov’s convoy

No fewer than 10 policemen attached to the convoy of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State sustained injuries in an accident on Monday.

The accident happened while the governor was inspecting a 60-kilometre road project in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area (LGA).

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.

The NAN correspondent, who witnessed the accident, said the Toyota Hilux conveying the police officers veered off the road around 1:30 p.m and somersaulted twice after losing control as a result of the huge dust that made visibility almost impossible.

However, 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.

Those that sustained serious injuries were later referred to Bauchi for more medical attention.

Our correspondent added that the vehicle somersaulted after losing control.

The governor’s vehicle and those conveying some top government officials had left when the incident happened.

However, other vehicles including those conveying journalists, commissioners of information, works and transport had to stop and participate in the rescue operation.