- The Borno state government has reacted to the accident that claimed the lives of two people
- A government official clarified the erroneous report about the incident
- Governor Babagana Zulum has expressed sadness over the car crash
The Borno state government has said Governor Babagana Zulum’s convoy was not involved in the accident that claimed the lives of two people on Mafa-Maiduguri Road on Tuesday, February 9.
A traditional ruler, Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, Mustapha Muhammadu and his friend were among those killed in the crash.
“While acknowledging with so much grief, empathy for the bereaved families, honour and the highest respect for the memory of the Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad, who, alongside two others, died in a car accident along Maiduguri-Mafa Road yesterday in Borno State, we hereby clarify that the convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was not, in any way, involved in the accident referred to. The news report was completely inaccurate.’’
The Borno state governor has conveyed his condolences to the families of those who died in the accident.
He prayed for God to forgive the shortcomings of the accident victims and grant them rest.
The fatal accident was said to have occurred when the occupants of the vehicle were returning from the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration and revalidation exercise.
In another report, the commissioner of health in Borno state, Salihu Kwaya-Buara, has been relieved of his duties by the state governor, Babagana Zulum.
Vanguard reported that 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.