Governor of Nigeria’s central state of Kogi, Idris Wada, has been reportedly injured in a fatal auto crash Friday, after his vehicle somersaulted severally.
Wada’s ADC, ASP Idris Mohammed, died in the crash, but the governor escaped with serious injuries.
The governor’s car had a burst tyre while returning from Anyigba where he had attended the Igala Education conference.The accident occurred at Emi-Woro village around 2 pm.
According to an eye-witness, the governor’s Lexus jeep veered off the road before somersaulting.
Wada was said to have been brought out of the vehicle unconscious with his orderly and driver.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Yabagi Bologi, confirmed the incident to NAN in a telephone interview.
Wada is now reportedly being treated in the intensive care unit of the Specialist hospital in Lokoja, the state capital.
The year 2012 may qualify as a horrible year for Nigeria’s privileged governors, with the tragic death of the former governor of Kaduna, Ibrahim Yakowa.
The Governor of Taraba state, is under intense care in Germany after a crash in a small plane in the neighbouring Adamawa state.
Governor of Enugu state, Sullivan Chime is also undergoing intensive care in a hospital in India. He has been away from work since September.