THREE POLICEMEN, OTHERS BURNT TO DEATH AS VEHICLE PURSUED BY CUSTOMS OFFICERS RAN INTO BANK BULLION VAN IN KEBBI
Six people including three Policemen were confirmed dead in multiple accidents along Birnin Kebbi/Argungu road in Kebbi State.
The accident occurred on Tuesday, September 27, when a vehicle smuggling petrol products from Birnin Kebbi collided with a bank bullion vehicle, four others and a motorcycle.
Reports indicate that the accident occurred when a Carina E car, carrying jerricans of PMS, was suspected to have been pursued by a Nigeria Customs Service patrol team from Birnin Kebbi, on getting to Jeda village, the Carina E car had a head-on collision with the Bullion van, as a result, bursting into flames and consumed three other cars.
Consequently, a total of five vehicles and one motorcycle were burnt to ashes, six people including three policemen also died in the inferno, while five other people, three policemen sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi, for medical attention.