The son of the executive governor of Nasarawa state, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, crushed six persons with his car in Mararaba Ankunza area of Lafia, Nasarawa State.
Khalid Al-makura, who is alleged to be a habitual hit and run driver – was said to be coming from a local Hausa club ”Lancika hotel” when as a result of over speeding he crashed into six persons which led to amputating three-persons legs and hands who are all receiving treatment in Chida Crescent Hospital, Abuja.
The traditional ruler of the area, Ibrahim Mohammed, who confirmed the accident, said about three persons sustained serious injuries, but there was no record of death.
According to him, aside those whose hands and legs were amputated, others only have minor injuries and are currently receiving treatment in National Hospital, Abuja.
He further explained that when the accident happened, he was called upon to intervene, because, “Some youths wanted to kill the driver, but I insisted and asked the vigilante guards to take him away, which they did before they later hand him over to the Police, while those injured were rushed to specialists Hospital. And the Governor immediately ordered that they should all be taken to Abuja,” he stated.
Also speaking, leader of the vigilante group, Isah Danladi, told TribuneOnline that they narrowly escaped the driver, because the youths in the area wanted to kill him and burn the vehicle, but, “We stood our ground to save him before we later realised that he is Governor Al-makura’s son.
“In fact, if we were not there nobody knows what the youth could have done, because they were angry and ready for jungle justice as they noticed the driver was drunk,” he added.