Two Dead In Sokoto Deputy Governor’s Convoy Accident


Two persons in the convoy of Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Muhammad Idris Gobir, died in an accident on Wednesday evening while returning to the state capital after an official trip to Sabon Birni.

The state governor, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, and his deputy, Muhammad Idris Gobir were at Sabon Birni with other top party officials for a function.

The victims – a policeman and a photographer, were on the deputy governor’s entourage before the accident happened.

A source who spoke to newsmen under anonymity said: “I just got a confirmation on the accident involving a police vehicle in which the deceased photographer was in the vehicle at the occurrence of the incident.

“I also had that a policeman whose name is yet to be known and the photographer died on the spot.

“It’s unfortunate and sad for the incident. We pray Allah grant their souls eternal rest”, the source concluded.

Confirming the incident, spokesman of the Sokoto State police command, ASP Ahmed Rufai, said the accident involved the deputy governor’s convoy pilot vehicle driven by a police officer and one person, a photographer who both died on the spot.

“Others who sustained injuries are already receiving treatment at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital here in Sokoto.

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