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JUST IN: Police officers die in fatal accident [PHOTOS]

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At least 15 personnel from the Borno State Police Command were fatally wounded in a motor accident along Jos axis on their way to Akwa Ibom State for the upcoming 13th Biennial Police Games, Uyo 2022.

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that two personnel: Godiya Dauda and Kubra Ibrahim lost their lives in the tragedy which occurred last weekend.

Late Godiya Dauda

This newspaper learned that the bodies of the two police officers have arrived Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

The Police Games which has its theme ‘Promoting Sporting Excellence Towards Ensuring Fitness for Operational Exigencies and Combat Readiness’ will commence on Wednesday with the opening ceremony at the Nest of Champions International Stadium.

It will be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari and will also have in attendance top government officials, traditional rulers, drivers of industries, heads of security agencies, key actors from the sports and youth development sectors, civil society organizations, amongst others.

Over 4,000 male and female Police athletes drawn from the 36 State Police Commands and the FCT are billed to participate in 31 indoor and outdoor sporting games which will include football, table tennis, athletics, basketball, lawn tennis, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting, cricket, squash, shooting, karate, chess and others.

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