Two dies as convoy of Nigerian governor gets involved in fatal accident

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A road accident involving a vehicle on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has reportedly led to the deaths of two people.

The Cable reported that the incident occurred on Tuesday, February 9, when the governor was heading to Maiduguri after a visit from Mafa local government area (LGA).

One of the vehicles was said to have had a road mishap and crashed along Mafa- Maiduguri road.

Some other top government officials were said to be on the convoy. According to a police source who confirmed the incident, the vehicle somersaulted after a tyre deflated.

“The Governor and his entourage on Tuesday went to his hometown, Mafa Local Government Area to participate in the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) Registration and Revalidation Exercise, unfortunately, while on their way back after the exercise, one of the vehicles in the convoy, conveying the Mai Kanuribe of Lagos had a road mishap and crashed along Mafa- Maiduguri road.

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“Two occupants including Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammadu died at the spot while the driver who sustained serious injuries later died some few hours after.”
A former governor Borno governor, Kashim Shettima, was said to be among other top officials who were travelling in the convoy.

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