The convoy of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom was on Friday, involved in an auto crash resulting in the injury of several persons including two members of the State House of Assembly.
The accident was said to have occurred in the morning when Ortom and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters were traveling to the Utokon community of Ado Local Government Area in continuation of the party governorship campaign rally.
How Ortom’s Convoy Got Involved In Auto Crash
The incident occurred when the driver of a branded bus fully loaded with PDP supporters lost control and rammed into three vehicles; a Jeep, a security vehicle, and another bus in the convoy.
According to reports, several people including state lawmakers representing Guma and Kwande West in the state assembly were injured.
The incident which happened at exactly 10:50 am on Friday also affected other vehicles.
The motorcade in the convoy consisted of the state’s deputy governor, Engr Benson Abounu; Senator Abba Moro; House of Representatives members, and House of Assembly members from Benue South district; among other top government and party officials in the state.
Meanwhile, an ambulance attached to the convoy evacuated the injured persons to the hospital while the rest continued with the journey.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper, who alongside his gang members abducted a man, locked him up in the boot of his car, and fled with the said vehicle.