Friday, April 18, 2014

Kogi Governor flown to Abuja for treatment, leg ‘totally broken’

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Idris Wada, Kogi state governor

Kogi Governor escaped fatal road accident with a broken thigh.

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State may have lost one of his legs in the fatal road accident that immediately killed his aide.

Doctors at the Lokoja Specialist Hospital where Mr. Wada received first aid treatment said his leg is “totally broken.”

The doctors said the governor was brought into the intensive care unit with a severely fractured femur, a senior government official said. He added that the doctors said the governor is in good condition and did not sustain major head or spinal cord injuries.

“There is hope,” he said.

The state government arranged for a helicopter which flew the governor to the National Hospital in Abuja, a source at the government house told PREMIUM TIMES.

The governor is in “serious pains,” the aide, who saw the governor at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, said.

The governor’s convoy was involved in an auto crash on Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, around Salem University on Friday afternoon.

The accident left his aide-de-camp dead, Idris Mohammed, and injured two other officials.

The cause of the accident is still unknown. The stretch of road where the accident occurred has no potholes – a major cause of accidents on Nigerian roads.

A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the part of the road immediately before the accident spot had “banking issues.”

Banking is the necessary force that helps cars avoid skidding while moving on curved path/road.

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