A day after Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State escaped death, another governor has again cheated death.

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Thursday remained unhurt when his convoy was involved in an accident.

It was gathered that the accident occurred at Garba Chede axis, along Bali-Jalingo road around 5pm.

However, a police officer attached to the governor lost his life.

Several other people were also hurt in the accident. It was gathered that two other occupants of the vehicle, a CIB police officer and a nurse are currently in critical condition.

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David Misal, spokesman of the state police command confirmed the accident saying: “One life was lost and several sustained injuries and have been taken to hospital for treatment. The person that died happens to be a police officer attached to the governor’s convoy.

“I can’t confirm the number of persons (that were injured) now, we would need to find out from the people on ground.” Misal said.

Misal said the name of the dead officer had not been confirmed, adding: “I still expect more details.”

However, Abu, the Governor’s spokesperson, denied knowledge of the accident.

“I drove to Jalingo on the same convoy and I can tell you that nothing like that happened. We all came into Jalingo together.

“People have been calling me about the accident, but I can tell you nothing like that happened,” he said.

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