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Scores Feared Dead As Truck Carrying PDP Supporters Going for Gov’ship Rally Involved In Accident



A truck carrying some supporters of the PDP have been involved in an accident.



A truck carrying some People’s Democratic Party (PDP) supporters from the zonal rally and gubernatorial campaign flag-off of the Central Zone, Plateau State, in Pankshin, had an accident this evening following the rally in the area of Jwak Village, just before Panyam Bridge, Mangu Local Government Area (LGA).


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Many of the primarily young supporters suffered injuries of varied severity, and others tragically lost their lives.


The unfortunate incident has left the governorship candidate, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang (BCM), deeply saddened. He is currently assisting in the evacuation of those seriously hurt from various hospitals in Mangu to Jos, where they will hopefully receive better care.




While we appreciate all first responders who are currently assisting with the evacuation effort, our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by the sad event.



May the souls of those we lost rest in peace.


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It has been confirmed that seven people lost their lives in the road accident on Saturday evening involving supporters of the Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.



They were returning from the PDP flag off and zonal rally held at Pankshin when their truck crashed on a slope between Pushit and the Panyam bridge in Mangu Local Government Area.



32 of the passengers sustained varying degree of injuries. 21 have been taken to NICI Dominus hospital Mangu, one is at Nanret clinic Mangu and ten are at the Jos UniversityTeaching Hospital – JUTH. Two have been adjudged to be in critical conditions with one undergoing emergency surgery at NICI Dominus Hospital.


Meantime, the corpses have been removed from the scene and deposited at Allah na Kowa hospital, NICI Dominus Hospital and Mangu Cottage hospital.



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The evacuations were coordinated by the Medical Team of the Campaign Council headed by Dr. Juryit, some personal staff of the PDP Governorship Candidate Barr. Caleb Mutfwang with the aid of many sympathisers.



In his initial reaction, Barr. Mutfwang expressed shock at the tragedy. He has asked for prayers and every support to be extended to the grieving families and healing for those injured.



Barr. Mutfwang said of the accident victims “These are indeed gallant soldiers of democracy who gave their all. They are heroes of our democracy, and they deserve that we celebrate them while at the same time comforting their families.


“We assure them that their sacrifices will not go in vain. Their memories must remain ingrained in our minds as true partners of our determined march toward an authentic rescue of our nation and Plateau State.”


The Director-General of the Campaign Council Hon. Letep Dabang has expressed profound sadness at the loss of lives and injuries sustained. He prays for God’s strength for the bereaved families and God’s miraculous healing upon the injured.


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