The official vehicle of the Chief Of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Yusuf Buratai was on Sunday, involved in a major accident along the way to Kaduna.
The accident occurred around 6:00pm on Sunday but Buratai himself was not in the vehicle.
His Aide De Camp, ADC was however, seriously injured and has been rushed to the hospital.
The incident was confirmed in a series of tweets on the official twitter handle of the Nigerian Army.
“The COAS’ official staff car had an accident at Jere town on the way to Kaduna today 11 November 2018 at about 6.00 p.m. The staff car was in a convoy along with other vehicles when 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 army statement reads.
Giving an update of the accident on Monday, Army authorities said the driver of the civilian vehicle that caused the accident, was discovered to be under the influence of alcohol.
The matter has been reported to the police and investigation has commenced.