Six people, three of whom were police officers assigned to a commercial bank's bullion van, died in a road accident along Argungu in Kebbi State.
In a statement released in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi Police spokesperson SP Nafiu Abubakar confirmed the incident.
According to him: ”On the 27th September, 2022, there was a fatal motor vehicle accident/fire incident along Argungu/Birnin Kebbi road, involving a bank bullion van and four other vehicles and a motor cycle.
“The accident occurred when a Carina E car, carrying jerry cans of PMS was suspected to have been pursued by a Nigeria Custom Service patrol team from Birnin Kebbi.
“On getting to Jeda village, the Carina E car had a head on collusion with the bullion van, as a result, bursting into flames and consumed three other cars.
“Consequently, a total of five vehicles and one motorcycle burnt to ashes, six people including three policemen also died in the inferno while five other people, sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi, for medical attention.
“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora swiftly rushed to scene where he console with the families of the deceased and prayed the Almighty to grant the lives of the departed souls an eternal rest and give their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
”The Commissioner also assured members of the public that, a thorough investigation will be carried out to unravel the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.”