A female Army officer and three other personnel of the Oyo State Security Outfit, “Operation Burst,’’ on Thursday died? in a ghastly motor accident on the UI-Sango Road in Ibadan, the state capital.
The incident,? which involved an `Operation Burst’ patrol van and a commercial vehicle, occurred in the early hours of Thursday.
The driver of the patrol van was said to have lost control and veered off the road, hitting an electric pole and an on-coming vehicle.
Aside the four who died, four other persons, including two civilians, one army officer and one policeman, were conveyed to University College Hospital (UCH) for treatment.
One of them, it was learnt, was still in critical condition.
Gov. Abiola Ajimobi had already visited UCH? to ascertain the level of casualty in the accident.
Ajimobi said that government would foot the medical bills of? those injured.
The governor was accompanied by the General Officer Commanding, 2 Mechanised Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Maj-Gen.? M. D. Abubakar and the state Director of State Security Service, Mr Charles Ugwu.
Also in the entourage were the state Commissioner for Health, Dr? Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the Chief of Staff, Dr Adeolu Akande and other top government officials.
The governor also? promised? that the state government would? offer? UCH some form of assistance.
While at the emergency ward of the hospital, the governor pledged that government would assist? the hospital procure some vital signs monitors which? were in short supply.
“Even though UCH is a federal health institution, because it is in Oyo State and it is for the benefit of the people of the state, we will assist you in the procurement of some of the equipment,” he said.(NAN)