An accident involving a police petrol van left no fewer than three police officers d£ad in Abuja.
It was gathered that the tyres of the van blew out causing the accident that happened along Kubwa-Zuba expressway, opposite popular Gwarinpa Estate in Abuja.
The Police Hilux van which had men of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Nigerian Police as passengers suddenly veered off the road and entered the drainage, an eyewitness said.
The eyewitness narrated that three officers who were among the occupants d!ed instantly, leaving others seriously injured.
The The eyewitness identified as Musa said;
“I was about crossing to the next lane when the police escort van on speed suddenly lost control and crashed into the drainage, leaving three policemen dead.”
Information gotten from another eyewitness revealed that the officers are escort who were heading to Kaduna for a special assignment.
Bodies of the police officers were evacuated by some officials of the Kubwa unit command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).