National Loss? Mourning Declared as Top Nigerian Politician Dies in Ghastly Accident

National Loss? Mourning Declared as Top Nigerian Politician Dies in Ghastly Accident

  • The entire Gombe state has been thrown into mourning following the demise of Hon. Musa Abubakar, the Nafada council council boss
  • Hon. Abubakar (popularly called Babawuro) died in an auto crash along Kano road on Monday, August 15
  • The notable northern politician's death has brought pain to the governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, and the state

Nafada, Gombe - The Gombe state government has declared over the sudden death of Hon. Musa Abubakar (Babawuro), the executive chairman of Nafada local government council.

Abubakar was said to have died on Monday, August 15, in an accident along Kano road, Nigerian Tribune reports.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa sent his condolences to the bereaved family (Photo: Governor Muhammadu Inuwa)
Source: Facebook

The Janazah for late Abubakar was held at the Modibbo Bubayero Mosque, Emir’s Palace, Gombe state.

The politician's painful demise was announced by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa who is deeply touched by the development

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Governor Inuwa noted that the deceased's death is a big and painful loss to his family, the council, the state, and the entire country.

The governor described Abubakar as a man of peace, a committed politician, and an experienced public servant whose immense contribution to the development of the state will both be missed and outlive him.

He also sent a message of condolences to the government, the people of the state, the bereaved family, staff as well as council members of Nafada.

Part of his message seen by Punch reads:

“The deceased was a man of peace, committed politician and experienced public servant who contributed immensely to the development of his immediate community, local government and the state.
“We pray Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus."

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Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's senior special assistant on tertiary education, youths, and students' affairs, Omotayo Sanyaolu, had been reported dead after being involved in a lone auto crash in Lagos.

The unfortunate incident which claimed Sanyaolu's life happened on the morning of Friday, July 29, around Nigerian Army Cantonment, Maryland, Ikeja.

Confirming the tragedy, the permanent secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) Dr, Femi Oke-Osanyantolu, disclosed that Sanyaolu's car rammed into a bank.


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