By Rabiu Doma, Nasarawa
The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Nasarawa state command, Francis Udoma has confirmed the death of S.A Clark who was killed while on a patrol a kilometer away from Gudi along Keffi-Akwanga highway by a vehicle belonging to Army Group Captain. As 247ureports.com gathered, the Group Captain had escaped the since of accident following the incident. The fiancée of the Group Captain was at the driver’s seat at the time of impact. She does not has a driver’s license.
Udoma gave the confirmation while answering questions over the gory incident that occurred at about 3 pm. The overseer of Nasarawa FRSC stated that a Nissan Mazda with registration number BR403 ABC rammed on the patrol van driven by his officers. He further added that the female driver of the Nissan Mazda hit the patrol vehicle by the rear and it fell into a trench.
The rescue vehicle of the FRSC rescued the casualties were taken to a nearby facility where they were admitted – at Our Lady of Apostle (OLA) Hospital and Akwanga General Hospital.
Udoma said Clark, one of the officers who sustained severe injuries died while one of the officer, who at the time of filling this report was transferred to the intensive care unit of Federal Medical Centre, Keffi – is said to yet be identified by name.
Francis Udoma maintained that the lady driving the Nissan Mazda had no driving license but was plying the highway.
A male occupant of her vehicle who claimed to be a Group Captain – was said to have disappeared following the accident. He added angrily that the towing van of the FRSC – as it approached an army roadblock – was ordered to stop at the Army checked point at Alushi.
“My men were ordered to stop at Army check point by two (2) hilux van loaded with armed officers deployed from Shitu Alao Barracks in Keffi and they armed military men instantly seized the vehicle “
Udoma said the two occupants were escorted to Shitu Alao Barracks in Keffi. All effort to see the commander in charge of the Barrack claimed abortive as Army officers on guard who are aware of the matter said the commander in charge of the Barrack was not on seat.
Francis Udoma expressed displeasure over the incident, saying the Army officers showed no remorse. Some within the FRSC point to foulplay as being the possible reason for the reaction on the part of the Army. 247ureports.com is not certain.