By Idris Mohammed
KATSINA â€”Â About five people were seriously injured along Kankara-Seme-Gusau road when two SUVs onÂ Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa Stateâ€™s convoy had a head-on collision with a commercial vehicle, an Audi 80 car, recently.
An eye witness told Vanguard that Lamido was returning to his state, after attending a People’s Democratic Party, PDP, function at Gusau, Zamfara State.
The witness who was part of the rescue operation toldÂ Vanguard that the accident was actually fatal, as many victims may not survive it. The incident, it was gathered, happened at about 4.30 pm on that day.
â€œTwo SUVs which were following the Governorâ€™s car rammed into the on-coming commercial Audi 80 car and caused the vehicle to damage heavily.
â€œThe front tyres of one of the SUVs and its bumperÂ went off to a different location, while the commercial car ran into a ditch after somersaulting severally.
â€œOne woman whose buttock was completely smashed and a badly injured three-year-old boy, were among those in critical condition.
â€œNo death was immediately recorded but some were badly injured and unconscious victims are certainly not likely to survive it,â€ the sources said.
It was, however, learnt that Governor Lamido ordered the immediate evacuation of the victims into an ambulance in the entourage to an undisclosed hospitalsÂ at Malumfashi and Kankara.
As the victims were being evacuated into the Government House ambulance, Governor Lamido departed, and left behind the Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly who was on his entourage to convey the victims to the hospital.