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General News of Monday, 10 January 2022


Three officers die as police van crashes in Abuja

The scene of the incident The scene of the incident

Three police officers have lost their lives following an accident involving a police van.

The fatal accident happened along Kubwa-Zuba expressway, opposite popular Gwarinpa Estate in Abuja after the tyres conveying the men of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Nigerian Police as passengers blew out.

An eyewitness who spoke to Daily Trust noted that the police Hilux van veered off the road and entered drainage where the three officers among the occupants died instantly, leaving others seriously injured.

The eyewitness identified as Musa said: “I was about crossing to the next lane when the police escort van on speed suddenly lost control and crashed into the drainage, leaving three policemen dead."

Another eyewitness told the publication that he learnt the officers are escort who were heading to Kaduna for a special assignment.

It was gathered that some officials of the Kubwa unit command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrived the scene to evacuate the bodies to an undisclosed hospital, Daily Trust reports.

FCT Police Command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident and described it as a sad one.

Adeh said: “It is really sad we lost our officers”

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