The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was coming to Calabar and all hands were on deck to make his visit a memorable one.

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Nsima Ekere was leading an entourage to receive the Acting President when a petrol tanker rammed into his convoy.

Two policemen and a tricycle rider lost their lives in the accident that occurred along the Calabar-Itu Road.

It was gathered that while one of the policemen in the convoy and a tricycle rider died on the spot, another policeman was said to have breathed his last at the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.

The Director, Corporate Affairs, NDDC, Toye Abosede, said the managing director of the commission was not hurt in the accident.

Abosede, who spoke on the telephone with our correspondent, said, “A petrol tanker rammed into the convoy of the NDDC MD, killing two policemen and a civilian. The pilot vehicle of the convoy was hit by the petrol tanker.

Abosede explained that some members of the entourage, who were affected by the accident, were currently receiving treatment at the hospital.