President Jonathan’s motorcade returning from Ado-Ekiti on Sunday has reportedly rendered emergency rescue services to accident victims on the Lokoja-Abuja highway according to a News Agency of Nigeria, NAN report.
Mr Jonathan was in Ekiti state over the weekend on an official visit.
According to the report, the accident, occurred at Okpu village, few kilometres after Lokoja, and involved two cars carrying 11 people.
The two cars involved in the accident were a Nissan Almera car with registration number AH 47 KAA going to Lokoja and a Honda Accord model with registration number BG945BWR on its way to Abuja.
The two vehicles had a head-on collision, which resulted in the occupants of the vehicles sustaining varying degrees of injury.
According to the report, the accident occurred few minutes before the presidential motorcade came by the scene.
The accident victims were already trapped in the vehicle but the president’s security team was on hand to rescue them, luckily.
A middle aged woman was rescued from the Nissan when the front door of the car was opened with the use of an axe.
The medical team, led by Dr Aliyu Usman of the State House Clinic, rendered emergency medical treatment to the victims, aided by two nurses.
Later, a team of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, led by one Mohammed Haruna, arrived at the scene of the accident about 30 minutes into the rescue operation.
The victims were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, in an FRSC rescue van for further medical attention.
An eye witness, Aliyu Sadiq, said that the accident was caused by over-speeding, dangerous driving and the poor state of the road.
The eye witness, who is a commercial bus driver, said he plied the road on daily basis, and that there was hardly a day that an accident did not occur on the road.