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Suspected drunk driver hits COAS General Buratai’s car, ADC injured

Valentine Chinyem

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An accident had occured in Jere Town, Kaduna State, involving the official car of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai.

The General who was not in the car when a suspected drunk driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the military. His ADC was however sustained minor injuries.

The Nigerian army confirmed this via its official Twitter handle.

It said the car, in a convoy, was on the way to Kaduna at about 6.00 p.m. on Sunday when the accident happened, as a lone civilian vehicle veered off its lane and rammed into the staff car.

“The COAS was not in the car. However, the ADC sustained minor injuries and has been evacuated to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

“The driver of the civilian car that rammed into the convoy of the COAS is presently receiving medical attention at a NA Medical facility. Case has been reported to Police and Investigation has commenced. Initial findings showed driver was under the influence of alcohol”, the army said in a tweeted.