Alhaji Garba Umar, Acting Governor of Taraba State, on Monday escaped death in an accident that involved his convoy and that of the Emir of Bauchi, in Bauchi State.
According to Vanguard, sources said that some vehicles in Umar’s covoy collided with others on the convoy of the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Suleiman Rilwanu Adamu, at about 11.32 am at Shafuri village in Bauchi.
Some vehicles in the governor’s convoy were trying to overtake the Emir’s convoy, when the incident happened. Umar escaped unhurt even as two people sustained injuries while about seven escort vehicles were destroyed. Three of the damaged escort vehicles belonged to the Taraba State government while the others were on the Emir’s.
Umar was on his way to pay a condolence visit to Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State over the death of his sister last week when the accident occurred.
Taraba state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Mr Henry Olatunji , has confirmed the incident adding that only 2 persons were injured.