29 December 2012

Nigeria: Kogi Gov Injured, ADC Killed in Car Crash

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Governor Wada

Lokoja — Kogi State Governor Capt. Idris Ichalla Wada was yesterday involved in a fatal car crash in which his Aide de Camp (ADC), Idris Mohammed, was killed.

The accident happened when the governor, who was travelling in a Lexus jeep, had a burst tyre on his way back to Lokoja after attending the Igala Education Conference in Anyigba.

"The accident occurred at about 2pm at Emi Woro Village , about 12 kilometres to Lokoja, in between Prime Polytechnic and Salem University, in Ajaokuta Local Government Area," eyewitnesses told Weekly Trust.

"The official vehicle veered off the road, somersaulted, before ramming into an uncompleted building," they added.

The Aide de Camp, it was learnt, was said to have been thrown out of the vehicle.

Witness said Wada was helped out of the vehicle with a fractured leg along with his orderly and driver and were taken to the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja for medical attention.

Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Bologi Yabagi, who confirmed the incident, said the governor was in stable condition, adding that after he was stabilized, the governor was flown to a hospital in Abuja in a helicopter from Command Army Record in Lokoja.

Sources said the convoy was rushing to enable the governor get into town for the Jumu'at prayers before heading for a reception supposedly in honour of former Governor Ibrahim Idris.

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