Yesterday, a convoy of the Minister of Youth Development and Sport, Barrister Solomon Dalung, was involved in an accident near Akko village along Gombe Airport road. The minister was in Gombe for the elective national congress of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) schedule for Saturday.
A jeep and a bus in the convoy carrying delegates somersaulted and injured 20 people, including the Acting National President of the NYCN, Mr Chinedu Mayor.
Sadly, the driver that ran into the convoy died. All the injured persons were taken to Gombe Specialist Hospital and Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH) Gombe respectively where the minister himself visited them and sympathized with the victims.
So far, most victims are in stable condition with some being discharged as their situations improve