NDDC police escort dies in road mishap

Scene of the Ibadan-Lagos expressway accident, on Saturday. PHOTOS: D’TOYIN AND OLAIDE SOKOYA

A police officer (name withheld) on the convoy of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere, has been reported dead in a road mishap which occurred on Thursday.

According to a short statement issued by the Director, Corporate Affairs, NDDC, Mr Toye Abosede, the incident occurred along the Calabar-Itu Road, occurred when a trailer ran into the pilot vehicle carrying policemen attached to the NDDC Managing Director who was on his way to Calabar, Cross River State, to receive the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

While the policemen was the only who died, the other victims of the accident were immediately taken to a nearby hospital where they were said to be receiving urgent medical attention for various degrees of injury.

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