The police in Bauchi yesterday confirmed that 14 persons were killed in an accident involving the convoy of Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Haruna Mohammed, in a statement, said the accident occurred at about 7pm yesterday along Bauchi/Gombe Federal highway in Alkareri LGA. Mohammed said three buses and a motorcycle involved in the accident were gutted by fire.
The accident claimed the lives of 14 passengers who where burnt beyond recognition, he said.
The police patrol team attached to the Alkaleri Division visited the scene, cleared the obstruction and evacuated the casualties to the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, he noted.
He said the case is under investigation.