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IGP visits policemen involved in auto crash during election duty
THE Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has visited the Police Hospital located in the Area 1 region of Abuja, as well as the National Hospital, Abuja, where some police personnel who were involved in an auto crash while on their way to election duty, are receiving treatment.
This was made known via the official handle of the Nigerian Police Force on Saturday.
According to the tweet, Adamu, while commending the officers for their dedication to duty, promised that the police would be responsible for their medical expenses.
While wishing the patients speedy recovery, the IGP assures them that the Police will take care of whatever medical bill incurred in the course of their treatment. #NigeriaDecides2019 #ElectionNotWar @segalink #NigeriaVoteWatch2019 pic.twitter.com/7UgNDhnKtJ
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) March 9, 2019
The accident involving police officers happened around the Gwagwalada axis of Abuja.
Spokesman of the Police, Frank Mba, said during a television interview that out of the 44 officers involved in the accident, 33 have been discharged while 11 are still on admission in several hospitals around the FCT, including one in a top private hospital.
“Five of them are currently admitted at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, three are on admission at the National Hospital, two are on admission at the police hospital at Area 1, Garki, while one is on admission in one of the private hospitals here in Abuja,” Mba said.
He added that the IGP assured the injured officers that “the Force would not abandon them at this time of their need”.