By Emmanuel Adeleke
Four people lost their lives in a ghastly accident involving a detachment of vigilantes, accompanying Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, on the way to Mubi for a campaign engagement.
The accident, which happened around Fadamareke, in Hong Local Government, was caused by overspeeding while negotiating a dangerous bend. It involved a RAMP 2 Toyota Hilux van used by head of Fintiri’s vigilante.
Three lifeless bodies of occupants of the van, including head of PDP’s informal security arm, Bako Kaura, and another victim identified as Adamu, Kaura’s biological son have been deposited at the mortuary of Hong Federal Medical Centre.
Five other occupants of the van who sustained various degree of injuries, were conveyed in the government house ambulance and another unmarked Hilux van, for treatment at a health facility.
Fintiri’s personal physician and head of government house clinic, Dr. William Teri, who was among the first responders at the crash site, conveyed the victims to the hospital for treatment.
The governor, who also helped to coordinate rescue operations was visibly disturbed by the tragic incident involving his convoy.
Last week, Fintiri narrowly escaped death by the whiskers after a truck lost control and rammed into his stationary motorcade. Unfortunately, two vehicles in his convoy were not so lucky as the truck crushed them.
The incident happened around the high brow Dougirei Hilltop Agga Mosque, where the governor had gone to attend a wedding engagement.
Two policemen who sustained fatal injuries in the crash, were rushed to intensive care unit of the state specialist hospital