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3 policemen,3 other burnt to death in Kebbi accident

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° Bank bullion van, 4 other vehicles burnt to ashes

Six people including three policemen attached to billion van of a commercial bank, have been reportedly burnt to ashes in a road accident along Argungu, Kebbi State .

According to the police,the billion van had an head-on collision with a Toyota Carina E Car, carrying jerricans of PMS that was being pursued by a Nigeria Custom Service patrol team from Birnin Kebbi.

Kebi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Nafiu Abubakar,in a statement, said ,”on the 27th September, 2022, there was a fatal motor vehicle accident/fire incident along Argungu/Birnin Kebbi road, involving a Bank Bullion van belonging to a new generation Bank and four other vehicles and a motorcycle.

“The accident occurred when a Carina E car, carrying jerricans of PMS was suspected to have been pursued by a Nigeria Custom Service patrol team from Birnin Kebbi.

“On getting to Jeda village, the Carina E car had a head-on collusion with the Bullion van, as a result, bursting into flames and consumed three other cars. Consequently, a total of five vehicles and one motorcycle burnt to ashes, six people including three Policemen also died in the inferno, while five other people, three policemen sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi, for medical attention.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora, swiftly rushed to scene where he condoled with the families of the deceased and prayed the Almighty Allah to grant the lives of the departed souls eternal rest and give their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

” CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora is also asuring members of the public that, a thorough investigation will be carried out to unravel the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident, please”,

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