His Excellency, Zamfara State Executive Governor Hon Dr. Bello Mohammed MON (Matawallen Maradun) has received the sad news of the passing away of two police personnel attached to his convoy this evening as a result of motor accident along Funtua -Gusau road.
The two police officers were left behind in Zaria, Kaduna state by the governor’s convoy where they stayed behind to oversee the repairs of one of the vehicles on the motorcade which broke down while the governor was returning from Abuja after a five days official trip.
After the repairs, the remaining part of the convoy was coming to join the governor who was already in Gusau and the vehicles were involved in the accident which led to the death of the two policemen.
On receiving the sad news two hours after his arrival in Gusau, Governor Matawalle who was visibly shaken wept over the loss which he described as a huge loss on his aides having considered all personnel attached to him as his aides.
Matawalle who was disorganized and worried over the sad incident, prayed Allah to reward the souls of the deceased policemen with Jannatul firdaus.
He equally extended his heartfelt condolences to families of the deceased and prayed Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
The remaining people who were involved in the accident who sustained various degrees of injuries are currently admitted and receiving treatment at Funtua General Hospital and the Governor has directed for their immediate referral to a more professional hospital where they can receive more medical attention.
Matawalle who directed his personal physician to be with all the wounded victims, directed for an hourly update of their conditions and that the State Government will shoulder all their medical bills and he prayed for their quick recovery.
Among the seven persons involved in the accident were the two policemen, Inpector Aminu Usman and Sergeant Nura Mohammed who died on the spot, four sustained injuries while the remaining one person did not sustain any injury.
YUSUF IDRIS GUSAU
Director General Press Affairs, Government House, Gusau