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Police boss talks tough over Gombe Easter killings

…orders immediate probe

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a speedy and comprehensive investigation into the Easter Day incident in Gombe State in which 11 people died.

Eleven persons were reportedly killed, including an NSCDC official who allegedly drove a vehicle that rammed into a procession celebrating Easter on Sunday, April 21, along the Gombe-Biu road.

A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police on Monday in Abuja, said 30 other persons who were seriously injured are currently receiving treatment.

Mba said according to an eyewitness, the driver lost control before ramming into the crowd.

He said the Commissioner of Police in the state had visited the scene of the accident for an on-the-spot assessment, as well as the hospital to monitor the treatment of the victims.

The spokesman said while condoling the families and friends of the dead, the IG advised motorists to exercise utmost caution by obeying all traffic signs and regulations.

(NAN)

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