Three reporters have died while four others were injured in a gruesome auto accident involving the convoy of Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole close to Auchi in the state.
A tipper truck rammed into the middle of the convoy while the governor was returning from a political rally in Afuze. The accident occurred close to Auchi, the governor's hometown. Eyewitnesses describe a bloody tragedy which also left four journalists critically injured.
The three dead reporters include a cameraman from the African Independent Television (AIT) and a cameraman from Igbinedion's television station -ITV-in Benin. The identity of the third reporter had not been disclosed to reporters.
A spokesperson to the governor said the governor escaped by whiskers because he personally drove himself in a BMW salon car as a security measure.