Emir of Daura’s brother, Abdullahi Umar dies in fatal accident

Emir of Daura’s brother, Abdullahi Umar dies in fatal accident

- The Daura emirate in Katsina state is mourning over the death of a prince

- Witnesses narrated how the prince suffered a car crash along the Katsina/Daura Road

- The Katsina state government has reacted to the death of the official

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A fatal road accident has claimed the life of Abdullahi Umar Maitaro, the younger brother of the emir of Daura.

Daily Trust reported that the accident occurred on Sunday, January 3, at Muduru village along Katsina/Daura Road.

Emir of Daura’s brother, Abdullahi Umar dies in fatal accident
The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, at a traditional function. Photo: @Ak_Daura
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In addition to the emir’s brother, two of his friends who were in the vehicle with him also died from the crash, while one other, is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Witnesses said Maitaro’s vehicle had a head-on collision with another car while attempting to dodge a tricyclist who suddenly made a u-turn in front of him.

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Vanguard reported that the Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, and other top government officials visited Daura on Monday, January 4, to condole with the emir over the loss.

The governor prayed for the reposed soul of the deceased and that God grant the emir, emirate, and deceased’s family, the fortitude to bear the loss.

In another news, President Muhammadu Buhari has described the deaths of two leading members of the Zazzau Emirate in Kaduna state as a double tragedy.

The president in a message on Friday, January 1, said the death of the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashir Aminu and Talban Zazzau, Abubakar Pate came to him as a shock, The Guardian reported.

According to a statement issued by a presidential aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari expressed sadness over the tragedy and condoled the families of the departed prices.

Meanwhile, a trending video on social media has attracted the attention of many Nigerians, especially on Twitter.

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In the video, the Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu is seen leading a gospel song when a women group - ‘Matan Zumunta’ paid him a visit.

The group is a popular women wing amongst Christians in northern Nigeria and they are known for rendering soul-lifting gospel songs.

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