Two security officers named Nura Sufyanu and Kabir Ali, as well as Adamu Ali, the nephew of Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari, died in a horrifying car accident.
The incident happened on Friday night in the state’s Musawa Local Government Area in the village of Gadar Tsuntsaye.
According to other sources, the fatalities and other people were en route to the governor’s hometown of Kafur for the governorship and State House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
The sources stated that the area’s poor road conditions were to blame for the disaster.
One of the sources said, “The victims were about to get to a bridge in the area on Friday night when they ran into bad portions of the road which forced the vehicle they were traveling in to skip and somersault, leading to their deaths.”
Before being sent to the Federal Teaching Hospital in Katsina, three other accident victims received first medical attention at the General Hospital in Malumfashi.
The police official reported that the bodies of the victims had been transported from the scene to a morgue in Katsina, and preparations for their burial had already started on Saturday.
The police spokesman said, “The accident happened on Friday night. The victims were going to Kafur, the governor’s hometown for the governorship and State House of Assembly elections. We have evacuated the bodies of the victims to Katsina.”