Seven policemen dead, 11 others injured in ghastly accident

NEWSMAN, Abuja – A ghastly motor accident has claimed the lives of seven police officers attached to the Special Forces Unit of the Nigerian Police Force while on their way to Katsina state on Sunday to join in the ongoing fight against bandits in the state.      

Eleven others who survived the accident were left with various degrees of injuries.

Police Public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba in a statement on Tuesday explained that “the unfortunate incident, which involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer Bus conveying eighteen personnel of the Unit, occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria Road”.

Describing the deceased as “Heroes of Peace”, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu who lamented the huge loss dispatched a team of Police Medical Personnel to Kaduna State where the  eleven injured officers are receiving medical attention.

“Three of the deceased officers have been buried according to Islamic rites while the remains of the other four officers have been deposited in a Morgue” the Police statement revealed.   

Meanwhile, the IGP has directed the Police Accounts and Budget Department to ensure the immediate payment of the burial expenses, benefits and other entitlements to the families of the deceased officers.   

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