Two police officers were confirmed dead and 17 others injured in an auto crash along Hawan Kibo road in Plateau State on Monday.
The spokesman for the Borno State police command, Sani Shatambaya, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said the policemen were travelling to Uyo, Akwa Ibom, for the 2022 Police Games.
He said the contingent was to represent Zone 15 comprising Borno and Yobe commands at the Biannual Police Games in the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The spokesman said the accident occurred due to brake failure, adding that the dead operatives were female constables.
Shatambaya said: “The Commissioner of Police, Borno Command, regrets the unfortunate accident, noting that the personnel who lost their lives and the injured victims have been conveyed back to Maiduguri.
“Befitting burial was conducted for the dead while the injured are currently receiving treatment in various hospitals in Maiduguri.
“The commissioner of police who led a delegation of the management team of Borno command commiserated with the families of the deceased officers.
“He equally used the opportunity to wish the injured personnel quick recovery.
“He also prayed for the remaining team members that continued with their journey to participate in the ongoing IGP biennial Police games, journey mercies.”
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