The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the death of two policemen in an auto crash in which 17 others were injured.
This was disclosed in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRP), Sani Shatambaya, on Tuesday in Maiduguri.
According to the statement, the accident occurred on Monday, along Hawan Kibo road in Plateau, while the policemen were enroute Uyo for the 2022 Police Games.
Shatambaya said that the contingent was to represent Zone 15 comprising Borno and Yobe commands at the Biannual Police Games in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
The PRO said that the accident happened due to brake failure and those who died were female constables.
He said; “The Commissioner of Police, Borno Command, regrets the unfortunate accident, noting that the personnel who lost their lives and the injured victims have been conveyed back to Maiduguri.”
“The commissioner of police who led a delegation of the management team of Borno command, commiserated with the families of the deceased officers.’’
“He equally used the opportunity to wish the injured personnel quick recovery.’’
“He also prayed for the remaining team members that continued with their journey to participate in the ongoing I-G biennial Police games, journey mercies.”