*Twin police brothers; born same day, employed same day, died same day within an instant.

It was a gloomy day in Minna, the Niger State capital as tragedy stroke without a hint of warning or premonition. A single act of carelessness, a momentary loss of con concentration cuts the lives of Mohammed Hassan and Mohammed Hussain, two twins police officers born, same day, recruited same day and died same day. The Minna police command has been thrown into an uncontrollable fit of mourning following the death of twin brothers in an avoidable accident.

The brothers were recruited into Police force the same day and have been reportedly popular because of their commitment to duty.

Tears flowed freely as relations and members of Niger State Police Command heard the news of their death.

Mohammed Hassan and Mohammed Hussaini were reportedly killed when a driver ran into them at Maitumbi, a suburb of Minna

Both were on a motorcycle when the incident occurred.

One of the deceased was a police sergeant while the other was a corporal but they both joined the force the same day and were known for their gallantry and dedication to duty in their place of work and the state headquarters of the police command.

Hussaini was said to be a prosecutor and his wife was recently delivered of a set of twins.

It was gathered that the two policemen were hit by a Peugeot 206 salon car driver who was also hospitalised as a result of the injury he sustained in the accident.

The driver according to the report simply called Mohammed had been unconscious since he was admitted to the Minna General Hospital.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the story describing the incident as an accident

“It is an accident; the matter is being investigated at the end of the investigation we will know the next step to take,”

Abubakar said the corpses had been released to their relations for burial.

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