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Four Killed As Buhari’s CoS, Fashola, Ngige’s Convoy Crashes



Four policemen have been reported dead after the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and his counterpart in Labour and Employment,  Chris Ngige, crashed.

Naija News reports that the crash occurred on Tuesday evening during the inspection of a bridge in Asaba, Delta State.

An eyewitness, John Okorie, disclosed that the driver lost control of the vehicle conveying security operatives and crashed into a deep pit.

According to the witness, the incident occurred when the vehicle conveying the security operatives was negotiating a bend leading to the construction site of the Second Niger Bridge.

It was gathered that the vehicle veered off the road while it was speeding to meet up with the ministers’ vehicles.

A Delta Line driver told The PUNCH that, “the policeman driver was speeding and while negotiating the bend because of the speed could not control the vehicle. They crashed into a deep pit. I was at the back of the convoy, driving slowly.

“With the help of other people, we rescued four of them but they were badly injured. They were shouting as the vehicle fell on them.”

Naija News reports that Gambari, Fashola and Ngige went ahead with the inspection of the Second Niger Bridge.