- The APC household in Borno state has been gripped by grief
- This is as its chieftain Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed died in a motor accident
- Mohammed, a leader of Kanuri people in Lagos state, died in Borno after his car lost control
Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed, head of Kanuri people in Lagos state, has died after a vehicle conveying him crashed on the Mafa-Maiduguri road in Borno state.
Mohammed, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, died on Tuesday, February 9, alongside two people, a statement by Borno government confirmed.
According to an eyewitness, the APC chiefs and other victims were returning back from Mafa Town after their APC membership registration and revalidation exercise when the Lexus SUV lost control and summarsulted several times.
Although the convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was said to have been involved in the road crash, the state government denied the allegation.
Updated: Borno govt says Governor Zulum’s convoy was not involved in fatal accident that killed 2 people
Governor Zulum has since visited the scene of the tragic incident and expressed grief over the death of the victims.
Part of the statement read:
“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 on Tuesday 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."
Amotekun leader died in Oyo
Meanwhile, Tajudeen Salaudeen, a leader of Amotekun security network in Oyo state, has passed away.
Tajudeen who was a leader of the para-military security group in Kajola local government area died on Thursday, January 28. He died in a road crash while trying to avoid a pothole as he rode on his motorcycle.
It was gathered that Tajudeen was heading to Okeho in the early hours of Thursday when he got a call to come back for an emergency assignment at Ilero. He died while returning.