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6 killed as Ecobank bullion van collided with vehicle

Ecobank bullion van collided: Three officers attached to the Kebbi Police Command have been reportedly killed in a ghastly motor accident in the state.

The accident which happened along Argungu, Jega road also claimed the lives of three other civilians.

NigeriaCrime.com learned that the accident happened when an Eco bank bullion van collided with a Toyota Carina car pursued by personnel of customs, Kebbi state command on alleged smuggling of PMS.

Confirming the accident, the command spokesperson, SP Nafiu Abubakar, said that, policemen attached to Eco bank bullion van fell victims when a Toyota Carina E collided with other cars suspected to be pursued by personnel of customs, Kebbi state command on alleged smuggling of PMS.

“The accident which happened along Argungu, Jega road also claimed the lives of three other civilians and four motorcycles were also consumed by the inferno, on receipt of what happened, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora of Kebbi police command mobilised to the scene of accident condoled with the families and ordered an immediate investigation into the root cause of the accident.

However, as of the time of filling this report, no official statement from Kebbi state command of Nigeria customs.”

In a related development, over ten persons have been reportedly burnt to death when a tanker with a full load of PMS, (petrol) lost control due to break failure and fell on the bridge of Maboro river in Ankpa, headquarters of Ankpa local government area of Kogi state.

The incident was said to have occurred around 3.30 pm on Wednesday.

An eye witness said the number of casualties could not be ascertained as some of the victims were burnt beyond recognition and body parts and debris from cars littered the area greatly.

“Nobody knows the number of dead people now. Many people were in the river doing one thing or the other when the tanker lost control, fell and exploded on the bridge. It’s horrible. The goriest scene I have seen in my life”.

“Many who were “crushed to death had their body parts scattered all over the place when Ecobank bullion van collided. Their parts had to be picked in bits and pieces in body bags”.

The Kogi State FRSC Sector Commander, Stephen Dawulung who confirmed the incident said the number of casualties cannot be established for now, “My boys are there, putting the pieces together. We don’t know the number of dead yet. A tanker, one bus, three cars and three motorcycles were involved”, he said.
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