4 Police Officers Die, 30 Injured In Road Accident After Shooting Training
Four policemen have died while 30 others were severely injured in a fatal motor accident.
The victims were all newly recruited officers who were participating in a training at the Police College, Sokoto.
They were returning from a shooting range exercise at Kware Local Government Area when the incident occurred near the State History Bureau along Unguwar Rogo Area in the Sokoto Metropolis.
The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital, Police Clinic and Kware Nuropsychiatric Hospital, all in Sokoto.
The dead bodies were handed over to their respective families and have been buried.
Ibrahim Abaras, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sokoto State Command, who confirmed the incident, said that the accident occurred at about 7.30 p.m on Monday.
Abaras said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Abdulkadir, Deputy Gov. Ahmad Aliyu, Commissioners, some government officials as well as community members participated in evacuating the victims to hospitals and funerals.
He added that state government had offered to provide the necessary logistic support to the victims, describing the incident as the first of its kind in the state.