A Police Inspector attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) investigating kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala (aka Wadume) was killed on Monday night while four others were injured in an accident on Wukari Road in Ibi, Taraba State, The Nation reports.
It was gathered that the eight-man team, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) James Bawa, had gone to Ibi to arrest more suspects alleged to have ties with Wadume and were on their way to Wukari when they had the accident.
According to The Nation, one of the back tyres of the white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number (Abuja) BP222RSH suddenly burst, causing a somersault.
While the Inspector, identified simply as Clement, died on the spot, the four other policemen and the five suspects sustained serious injuries.
The injured were evacuated to a general hospital in the area.
Force Headquarters spokesman Frank Mba (DCP), confirmed the accident but said he had not got the details on it.