Tragic: Four Feared Dead As Gov. Fintiri’s Convoy involved in Ghastly Motor Accident
From Umar Dankano, Yola.
Barely five days after the Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Umar Fintiri escaped death narrowly in an accident involving a tipper struck ramming in to his convoy,another accident has occurred with his motorcade again claiming four lives on the spot.
The ghastly accident involving a Toyota Hilux conveying a detachment of vigilantes, accompanying Governor Fintiri, on his way to Mubi for 2023 gubernatorial campaign occurred at Fadama-reke, in Hong local government Thursday in the state.
Eyewitness who was at scene of the accident told Daily Hint reporter that over speeding was the cause of the accident in which the vehicle, a Toyota Hilux van used by Fintiri’s head of vigilante veered off the road and crashed leaving four dead instantly.
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“Three lifeless bodies of occupants in the van that includes Bako Kaura, head of PDP’s informal security arm and another victim identified as Adamu, Kaura’s biological son have been deposited at the mortuary of Hong Federal Medical Centre.
“Five other occupants in the van who sustained various degree of injuries, were conveyed in the government house ambulance and another unmarked Hilux van, for treatment in the health facility.
“Governor Fintiri’s personal physician and head of the government house clinic Dr. William Teri, who was among the first responders at the crash also conveyed the victims to hospital for treatment,” a source at the scene of the accident who helped with the evacuation and rescue effort, said.
The source added, ” I took out out three lifeless bodies, but there’s a fourth that I think can hardly make it out of coma because of the injury he sustained. There were about 9 occupants in the Ramp 2 Hilux van the head of vigilantes for Fintiri/ Farauta campaign.”
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, who also helped to coordinate rescue activities was disturbed by the tragic death involving his convoy although reports said he still continued with the journey.
Only last week, Governor Fintiri narrowly escaped death by the whiskers when a truck which lost control almost rammed into his stationary motorcade, unfortunately, two vehicles on his convoy, were not so lucky as the truck crushed into them.
The incident occurred around the High brow Dougirei hilltop Agga Mosque, where the governor had gone to attend a wedding engagement.
Two policemen who sustained fatal injuries from the crash, were rushed to intensive care unit of the state specialist hospital.
Efforts to contact the image maker of Adamawa State Police command SP Sulaiman Nguroje proved abortive as calls made to his GSM number refused to connect. Similarly an SMS message was also not responded to.
But a security source told our reporter that that the incident actually happened and three people have so far died.