The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung’s convoy was involved in an accident which led to the death of one person while 20 others sustained various degrees of injury.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Officer-in-Charge of a local security outfit, Gombe State Marshal, Sunday Jika, who was on the minister’s entourage, confirmed the accident to journalists in Gombe on Saturday.
Jika said, “We received the minister at the airport and on our way back to town, a Peugeot 406 car entered the motorcade of the minister, hitting the pilot car.
“The Peugeot car was set ablaze. We were able to bring out three persons from the Peugeot car, while the driver got burnt in the car.
“In the other bus, among the minister’s motorcade, we also brought out people. All the injured persons have been taken to Gombe Specialist Hospital and the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe,” he said.