3 dead as Gov. Masari’s advance team involved in road accident

3 dead as Gov. Masari’s advance team involved in road accident

March 18, 2023

Three people were killed late Friday in an accident involving the advance party of Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on the road to Jikamshi, Musawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Malam Al-Amin Isa, the Director-General to the governor on New Media, who confirmed this to newsmen in Katsina, said two of the victims were policemen while the third was a civilian.

Isa said the governor was on his way to his hometown Masari, in Kafur LGA when the accident occurred.

Masari, he said, was on his way to his hometown for the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections when the incident occurred.

ASP Gambo Isa, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command confirmed the incident but said he had not received details of the mishap as of the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the latest reports reaching NAN have identified the civilian among the 3 casualties in the road accident as Amadu Ali, a nephew to Gov. Masari while the two deceased policemen have been identified as Nura Safiyanu and Kabir Ali.

The media aide to the governor who gave the update explained that the accident occurred at Gadar Tsuntsaye, a village near Jikamshi.

According to Isa, three other people who sustained varying degrees of injury in the accident are receiving treatment at the Malumfashi General Hospital. (NAN)