Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Tuesday, indicates that 3 Politicians accompanying the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, in his entourage, have died in a ghastly car accident, on their way back from Mafa, the Governor’s hometown.
Governor Zulum had returned to his Local Ward, in Mafa, earlier on Tuesday, from where he flagged off the membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
A former Governor of the State, Senator Kashim Shettima, the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, and other party faithfuls, were among those in Governor Zulum’s motorcade, from Maiduguri to Mafa, for the event.
The event was successfully conducted, and the convoy had headed back to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where the former Governor was scheduled to revalidate his membership in his Local Ward of Lamisula, when the ill-fated Politicians driving in one of the pilot jeeps met their death.
Witnesses said that the vehicle lost a tire, swerved off the road, and began to somersault, killing 3 occupants, one of whom was the Chief of Kanuri people in Lagos, Mai Masa Mohammed; his title was Mai Kanuribe, and he was also the Sarkin Hausa of Ijora.
Governor Zulum accompanied the corpse of the late Chieftain to his family compound in Bulumkutu area of Maiduguri, for his burial.
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