Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has survived an accident involving his convoy, but his police orderly died. The accident reportedly occurred at Garba Chede axis, along Bali-Jalingo road around 5pm on Thursday, David Misal, spokesman of the state police command, was quoted by a report as saying that “several persons” were also injured in the accident.
“We confirmed that the governor’s convoy had an accident but it did not affect the governor’s car,” he said, according to TheCable.
“One life was lost and several sustained injuries and have been taken to hospital for treatment. The person that died happens to be a police officer attached to the governor’s convoy.
“I can’t confirm the number of persons (that were injured) now, we would need to find out from the people on ground.”
Misal said the name of the dead officer had not been confirmed, adding: “I still expect more details.”
The police said the cause of the accident was yet to be known, but the incident was being investigated.