Gloria Ogbu

Six people, including three police officers, have been burnt to death as a result of an inferno involving a bullion van and five other vehicles in Kebbi state.

According to Kebbi police spokesperson, Nafiu Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, the accident occurred on Wednesday along the Argungu-Birnin Kebbi road when a vehicle conveying jerry cans containing petrol collided with the bullion van.

Abubakar noted that the vehicle was suspected to have been pursued by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

In his words: “The accident occurred when a Carina E car, carrying jerricans of PMS, was suspected to have been pursued by a Nigeria Customs Service patrol team from Birnin Kebbi.

“On getting to Jeda village, the Carina E car had a head-on collision with the Bullion van, as a result, bursting into flames and consumed three other cars. Consequently, a total of five vehicles and one motorcycle were burnt to ashes.

Six people including three police men also died in the inferno, while five other people, three policemen sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi, for medical attention.”

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