Six officials of the Nigerian Medical Association died in a road accident on Sunday.
According to Peter Ogunnubi, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Chapter of the Association, the affected executives took off from Ekiti State on their way to Sokoto State.
“Six of them are already dead” Mr. Ogunnubi said while sobbing over the phone during an interview with Premium Times
The doctors were travelling to Sokoto for the association’s Annual General Meeting.
The immediate past president of the NMA, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, was quoted as saying:
“For now, from my own side, though unconfirmed, there are speculations that five or seven persons have died in the process. Though there’s no official statement yet, what I gathered is that it was a ghastly motor accident resorting from a burst tyre.
“While trying to manage the situation, the bus hit a culvert. That is the sketchy information available to me right now. But at the appropriate time, there would be official details. But clearly, there was a ghastly accident”
The affected doctors took off from Ekiti State Sunday hoping to arrival Monday in time for the AGM’s opening ceremony on Tuesday April 26.