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Two Killed As Governor’s Convoy Is Involved In Accident




At least two persons have been killed in an accident involving the convoy of the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum.

According to a police source, the accident occured after a tyre of the vehicle burst leading to it summersulting.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, February 9, when the governor was heading to Maiduguri after a visit from Mafa local government area (LGA).

According to a police source who confirmed the incident, the vehicle somersaulted after a tyre deflated.

A traditional ruler was said to be one of the deceased.

“The Governor and his entourage on Tuesday went to his hometown, Mafa Local Government Area to participate in the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) Registration and Revalidation Exercise, unfortunately, while on their way back after the exercise, one of the vehicles in the convoy, conveying the Mai Kanuribe of Lagos had a road mishap and crashed along Mafa- Maiduguri road.

“Two occupants including Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammadu died at the spot while the driver who sustained serious injuries later died some few hours after.”

A former governor Borno governor, Kashim Shettima, was said to be among other top officials who were travelling in the convoy.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Health in Borno state, Salihu Kwaya-Buara, has been relieved of his duties by the state governor, Babagana Zulum. A

The commissioner’s sack was contained in a statement by the special adviser to the governor on public relations and strategy, Malam Isa Gusau. According to Gusau, the removal was part of measures to reposition the ministry, adding that the chief of staff to the governor, Isa Marte, has been asked to take over the ministry.

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