An accident involving the motorcade of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong has led to the death of one person while 20 others sustained various degree of injuries .
Mr Sunday Jika , the Officer- in- Charge, Gombe State Marshal, a local security outfit , who was amongst the minister ’s motorcade confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday in Gombe .
“We received the minister at the airport and on our way back to town a Peugeot 406 car entered the motorcade of the minister hitting the pilot car .
“The Peugeot car went ablaze . We were able to bring out three persons from the Peugeot car while the driver got burnt in the car .
“In the other bus among the minister ’s motorcade , we also brought out people . All the injured persons have been taken to Gombe Specialist Hospital and Federal Teaching Hospital , Gombe , ” he said .
A NAN correspondent, who was at the Specialist Hospital and FTH , saw doctors attending to patients at the casualty department of the hospital .
When contacted, Dr Zainab Kaltungo , Deputy Medical Director FTH Gombe declined to comment .
Dr Godwin Omiko , Sector Commander , Federal Road Safety Corps, when contacted on phone , said he was yet to be briefed on the accident.
( NAN )