The convoy of Mohammed Babangida, son of former military Head of State Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd), was involved in an accident on the Minna-Suleja Highway in Niger State on Monday, killing three troops and gravely injuring one.
Mohammed, who was on his way to Abuja with his family, narrowly missed death when his convoy collided with an articulated truck carrying tomatoes on the Minna-Suleja Road, according to NewsDirect.
The troops perished in the accident, according to reports, after their black Prado SUV collided head-on with an articulated vehicle traveling in the opposite way.
Mohammed Babangida was reportedly traveling to Abuja in a Honda Space bus with other members of his family following behind the security vehicle, according to eyewitnesses.
“Three soldiers died and one was left critically injured as the convoy of Mohammed Babangida, the son of the former military Head of State was involved in the accident. He was travelling to Abuja in a Honda Space bus with other members of his family behind the security vehicle.
“No member of the Babangida family was hurt in the accident. The injured soldier is currently receiving treatment at the National Hospital in Abuja,” an eyewitness told SaharaReporters
As of the time of reporting this story, the Niger State Police Command could not be reached for comment.