The convoy of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung was involved in an accident which killed one person while 20 others sustained various degrees of injury.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Officer-in-Charge of a local security outfit, Gombe State Marshal, Sunday Jika, who was on the minister’s entourage, confirmed the accident to journalists in Gombe.
Jika said, “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 was set 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 the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe”.