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Six people died including three policemen in a multiple accident along the Argungu-Birnin Kebbi road in Kebbi state


The Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the death of six people including three policemen in a multiple accident on Tuesday along Argungu-Birnin Kebbi road in the state.

The Spokesman of the command, Abubakar Nafi’u, said in a statement yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.

According to the statement, the accident occurred when a car carrying Jerri cans of petrol was suspected to have been pursued by a Nigeria Custom Service patrol team from Birnin Kebbi.

He added that a total of five vehicles and one motorcycle were burnt to ashes.

Abubakar Nafi’u said six people including three policemen also died in the inferno, while five other people and three policemen sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi for medical attention.

Abubakar Nafi’u said that the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora, had visited the accident scene.

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