- The police in Jigawa said four persons, including two females, died in two different auto crashes involving APC campaign vehicles
- Police spokesman, Abdu Jinjir, explained that the vehicle was conveying party supporters to the venue of a rally in Jigawa when the accidents occurred
- The spokesman added that three children, Maryam Adamu aged four, Habibu Yusif aged nine, and Aminu Abdullahi aged 10, died on the spot
The police in Jigawa on Wednesday, January 23, said four persons, including two females, died in two different auto crashes involving APC campaign vehicles in Jahun and Guri local government areas of the state.
Police spokesman in the state, Abdu Jinjir, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse that one of accidents occurred on January 21, at about 5:30pm., when a driver of a campaign vehicle with registration number MMR 364 AA (Golf 3), lost control along Guri-Hadejia road and hit six children.
Legit.ng gathers that the vehicle was conveying party supporters to the venue of the rally organized to flag-off the re-election campaign of Governor Badaru in Guri.
The spokesman added that three of the children, Maryam Adamu aged four, Habibu Yusif aged nine, and Aminu Abdullahi aged 10, died on the spot, while the remaining three were critically injured.
Jinjiri said that the driver of the vehicle was arrested by the police as investigation into the case was ongoing.
He further told NAN that the second accident occurred on January 22 at about 8.15pm along Jahun to Kiyawa road, when the governor’s campaign team was returning Gumel.
He said: “On January 22 at about 2015hrs, there was a fatal accident along Jahun to Kiyawa road, involving a ford (Focus) vehicle driven by one Abubakar Ibrahim, aged 35.
“The vehicle, coming from Gumel and heading to Birninkudu, was conveying four female passengers.
“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, resulting in the passengers sustaining serious injuries. Policemen immediately visited scene and took the victims to hospital for treatment''
According to him, one Aisha Tahir aged 40 of Birninkudu town died while receiving treatment at the hospital.
He added that the surviving victims, including the driver, were later referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Birninkudu, for medical attention.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had condoled with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the death of some of its members, who died following a fatal accident on Otukpo-Agatu road in Benue state while
The APC in a statement on Monday, December 31, by its national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said it was deeply saddened by the tragic accident.
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