Leadership (Abuja)

21 January 2013

Nigeria: Two Killed in Niger Deputy Gov's Convoy Crash

Niger State deputy governor, Ahmed Musa Ibeto's convoy was yesterday involved in an accident with a motorcyclist in Kalgara killing the two occupants of the motorcycle.

The accident which happened when the deputy governor was on his way to Kalgara for the final ceremony of the state Qur'anic competition occurred when the motorcyclists who were on top speed from the opposite direction hit the motorcade of the deputy governor.

LEADERSHIP gathered from eye witness account that the accident was said to have occurred at about 10.28am when Ibeto was on his way to represent Governor Mu'azu Babngida Aliyu who was billed to be the special guest of honour at the event.

It was gathered that the accident occurred at Yakila village a few kilometres before Tegina.

"Because the motorcycle was coming from opposite side on high speed it could not control its movement when the convoy slowed down and immediately rammed into the backup escort car of Ibeto's convoy," an eye witness account revealed.

It was gathered that when the machine hit the escort vehicle the impact caused the machine to summersault and land on the bonnet of the escort car leading to the death of the rider of the motor cycle at the spot and the other occupant died at the village hospital, where he was rushed to.

The Deputy Governor who later learnt of the accident at Kalgara commiserated with the families of the victims and prayed for the repose of the soul of the dead.

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