During the inauguration ceremony of Taraba State’s new governor, Agbu Kefas, two male police officers reportedly slumped on Monday.
Police officers who collapsed during a parade were swiftly evacuated from the stadium for urgent medical evaluations.
As of the time of this report, the officers who were receiving treatment at a makeshift clinic situated within the stadium premises were in the process of recovering.
According to several Red Cross officials who assisted in transporting the policemen to a makeshift clinic for medical attention, the officers reportedly collapsed due to stress, exhaustion, and fatigue.
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According to medical personnel at the makeshift clinic, all of the affected police officers are responding well to treatment and are expected to recover soon. Our correspondent spoke with some of these medical professionals.
According to a source, the individuals in question will be transported to the police clinic located in Jalingo, the capital of the state, for appropriate medical care.
According to reports, the policemen arrived at the inauguration venue as early as 7am, still donning their full ceremonial regalia.
According to an anonymous top government official who spoke to our reporter, a significant issue arose during the parade as the majority of the policemen and other paramilitary present had not eaten prior to the event.
The newly elected governor, Agbu Kefas, delivered his first public address to the citizens of the state, urging them to rally behind him and provide the necessary support to effectively lead the state.