Reports says Benue state governor and his deputy were involved in an auto crash, Tribune reported.
According to an eyewitness, an oncoming vehicle which overtook another vehicle lost control, sommersaulted, then hit the spare vehicle of the governor as well as the vehicle in which both the governor and his deputy were travelling. The accident happened at Angbaaye, a few kilometres after Makurdi, the state capital. The governor’s spare vehicle was badly damaged while the impact of the accident on the on coming vehicle was very severe. Both the governor and his deputy however rushed to rescue the victims in the oncoming vehicle who were believed to be traders heading to Makurdi. Governor Suswam, who detailed some top government officials to take the injured persons to the hospital in Makurdi, however, proceeded to Gboko where he flagged off road project, while his deputy alighted at Tarka Local Government where he flagged off tree planting project. The eight people who were injured were rushed to Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, for medical attention.