An accident involving the motorcade of the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalong has led to the death of one person while 20 others sustained various degree of injuries.
Mr Sunday Jika, the Officer-in-Charge, Gombe State Marshal, a local security outfit, who was amongst the minister ’s motorcade confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday in Gombe.
“We received the minister at the airport and on our way back to town a Peugeot 406 car entered the motorcade of the minister hitting the pilot car.
“The Peugeot car went ablaze. We were able to bring out three persons from the Peugeot car while the driver got burnt in the car.
“In the other bus among the minister’s motorcade, we also brought out people. All the injured persons have been taken to Gombe Specialist Hospital and Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe,” he said.
According to NAN, Dr. Zainab Kaltungo, Deputy Medical Director FTH Gombe declined to comment.
Dr Godwin Omiko, Sector Commande, Federal Road Safety Corps, when contacted on phone, said he was yet to be briefed on the accident.