At least three policemen lost their lives when a van they were patrolling in crashed along Kubwa-Zuba Expressway, opposite Gwarinpa Estate in Abuja.
The accident, which involved personnel of the Special Tactical Squad of the Nigeria Police was said to have occurred when one of the tyres of the speeding police van burst.
According to SaharaReporters source said the police van veered off the road and entered a drainage where the three officers died instantly, leaving others with serious injuries.
“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,” the source noted.
Meanwhile, some officials of the Kubwa Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps and FCT Emergency Management Agency were seen at the scene evacuating the bodies to a morgue.