Governor Lalong's convoy in fatal road crash, 2 policemen die

– A fatal road accident involving the convoy of Governor Lalong has claimed the lives of two policemen 

– Both policemen were said to have landed on their heads, resulting to instant death of one, while the other died on his way to the hospital 

–  Lalong had gone to the southern senatorial zone of the state to commission some of the projects executed by his government during his first year in office 

The convoy of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state was involved in a fatal accident at Mikang, in Mikang local government area of the state on Friday, June 3.

According to a report on This Day, the accident claimed the lives of two security aides of the governor. It was gathered that Lalong had gone to the southern senatorial zone of the state to commission some of the projects executed by his government during his first year in office.

Speaking to media outfit, an eye witness in the convoy said that the two security aides, identified as policemen, were hanging on a Hilux Van belonging to the state’s private security outfit, ‘Operation Rainbow’, when the driver of the van veered into a corner and flung the unsuspecting victims off the van.
The convoy of Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau was involved in a fatal crash at Mikang, in Mikang local govty area of the state on Friday, June 3.

Both policemen were said to have landed on their heads, resulting to instant death of one, while the other died on his way to the hospital. 

Unaware of what had happened, the rest of the convoy continued with the journey and could not immediately be notified of the incident as a result of the speed of the convoy. 

Sources also claimed the bus immediately behind the ill-fated police van were reported to have meandered their way and then sped off without stopping.

Reacting to the accident, Superintendent Abuh Emmanuel, the state police public relations officer, said he was yet to receive details on the incident from the Mikang Divisional Police Officer. 

He said: “As I speak to you now, I have not got detailed information about the incident. I am waiting now. Anytime I get elaborate information, I will let you know.” 

The unfortunate accident comes barely one month after the deputy governor of Edo state, Dr. Pius Odubu, escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen opened fire on him and his entourage in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of the state. 

The Nation reports that the incident happened on Saturday, April 30, as the deputy governor was receiving a delegation at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Auchi.

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