One feared killed, many journalists injured in accident involving convoy of Gombe governor

By Ishaku Yohanna

A driver was killed while several journalists attached to the convoy of Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, sustained injuries in an accident on Thursday on their way to Gombe from Bauchi State.

The accident was said to have happened on Thursday while the governor was returning to Gombe from Bauchi where he had attended the 4th meeting of the North-east Governors’ Forum which held in Bauchi State on Wednesday.

The details of the crash are still sketchy as of the time of filing this report but the crash happened close to the boundary between Gombe and Bauchi.

Meanwhile, according to Daily Trust, one of the tyres of the vehicle which was conveying Ismaila Uba Misilli, the Governor’s Director-General of Press Affairs, burst in motion.

Daily Trust also reported that the driver of the vehicle simply identified as Malam Babangida was said to have lost control of the vehicle and lost his life in the process while the other occupants sustained injuries.

Those in the ill-fated vehicle, the newspaper said, were identified as Misilli, Umar Mahmud Gwani of GMC TV, Mohammed Adamu Osama, his cameraman and Malam Auwal, a photographer.

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