Three officers die as police van crashes in Abuja

January 10, 2022

Three police officers have been confirmed dead following an accident which involved a police van. 

The accident reportedly occurred along Kubwa-Zuba expressway, opposite popular Gwarinpa Estate in Abuja, after the tyres of the van which had men of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Nigerian Police as passengers blew out. 

An eyewitness told Daily Trust that the Police Hilux van suddenly veered off the road and entered the drainage where three officers among the occupants died instantly, leaving others seriously injured.

The eyewitness identified as Musa said; 

“I was about crossing to the next lane when the police escort van on speed suddenly lost control and crashed into the drainage, leaving three policemen dead.”

Another eyewitness told the publication that he learnt the officers are escort who were heading to Kaduna for a special assignment.

It was gathered that some officials of the Kubwa unit command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrived the scene to evacuate the bodies to an undisclosed hospital.

FCT Police Command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident and described it as a sad one. 

Adeh said; 

“It is really sad we lost our officers”

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