The Nation reports that no fewer than nine people died in an auto accident in Jigawa state while returning from APC gubernatorial campaign of the state.
Reports from the state indicated that the deceased were involved in three different accidents at different spots. The incident claimed seven male and two females.
Speaking to The Nation in the state via mobile phone, the Jigawa state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the accidents.
He said: “one involved a Golf 3 with registration number MMR 364 AA (Golf 3). The vehicle lost control along Guri-Hadejia road and hit six children”.
SP Abdu Jinjiri noted that the vehicle was conveying party supporters as the Gov. Badaru of the state flagged off his 2019 reelection bid campaign in Guri LGA.
The police image maker explained that three of the children Maryam Adamu aged four, Habibu Yusif aged nine and Aminu Abdullahi aged 10 died on the spot.
The three others who were critically injured were taken to the hospital and are responding to treatment.
Jinjiri said that the driver of the vehicle was arrested by the police as investigation into the case was ongoing.
The PPRO also stated that the second accident occurred along Jahun-Kiyawa road when the governor’s campaign team was returning from Gumel LGA.
According to him “On January 22 at about 20:15hrs, there was a fatal accident along Jahun-Kiyawa road which involved a ford (Focus) vehicle without Reg. No. driven by one Abubakar Ibrahim aged 35 of Birninkudu town.
“The vehicle, coming from Gumel and heading to Birninkudu, was conveying four female passengers.
“And on reaching Yar Jigawa village mine, the driver suddenly sighted a camel crossing the highway and lost control of his vehicle while trying to avoid hitting the camel.
“The vehicle somersaulted and swerved by the roadside and sustained serious injuries.
According to him, one Aisha Tahir aged 40 of Birninkudu town died while receiving treatment at the hospital.
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