By Umar Sa’id Moh’d Bauchi
A police officer serving with the Jigawa State Police Command, Inspector Zubairu Yusuf, and five others narrowly escaped death when the car they were travelling in had an accident in Boi, Bogoro LGA of Bauchi State.
The incident, according to an eyewitness, occurred in the afternoon as a result of overspeeding by the driver who drove the Honda Civic car with registration number Jigawa BKD 12 SB.
One of the eyewitnesses said, “The driver was not aware there is a roadblock mounted by JTF in the area been new on the road, he tried as much as possible to avoid the roadblock but he couldn’t, making him to lose control of the steering where he hit an electric pole and the signboard of Government Day Secondary School, Boi before the vehicle ran into and destroyed a provision shop nearby”, he said.
“Yes, a Police officer who works with the Jigawa state command had a fatal accident after the incident. The officer was traveling to Dengi in Plateau state with five others, but was at high speed really. He seems not to be aware of the roadblock here and it was raining here too”, he explained,
The Eye witness however confirmed that the Police officer and others in the car were very lucky to have escaped from the incident. In fact, the accident was very fatal, but all of them survived.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the victims were taken to Boi Primary Health care for medical attention, but no one lost his life.
“The accident destroyed a provision shop owned by Manigat Silas, a resident of the area whose wife and her children including some buyers too were not hurt”, he further explained.
Reacting to the incident the Road Safety Unit Commander in charge of Bogoro LGA, Mr. Babale appealed to residents to avoid doing business and erecting shops close to highways in order to avoid fatalities.