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Masari: Katsina Governor’s Convoy involved in accident, three persons dead



Aminu Masari

The governor was on his way to Masari, his hometown in Kafur Local Government Area of the state, when the incident happened.

No fewer than three people have been confirmed dead and several others injured in an accident involving the convoy of Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Friday night.

The convoy had an accident along the Jikamshi Bridge in the Musawa Local Government Area of the State where two police officers attached to the convoy – Kabir Adamu and Nura Sufiyanu – lost their lives.

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident but did not disclose the identity of the affected civilian.

He said the incident happened while the governor was on his way to Masari, his hometown in Kafur Local Government Area of the state, adding that their corpses have already been taken to a General Hospital mortuary.

Governor Masari was heading to his hometown for the governorship and state assembly elections taking place today (Saturday).


Police Rescue 19 INEC Ad-Hoc Staff Kidnapped In Imo

Police operatives in Imo State have rescued 19 INEC Ad-Hoc staff who were kidnapped in the early hours of Saturday in Imo State.

The development was confirmed by INEC authorities in the state.

According to officials, the 19 INEC Ad-Hoc staff were on their way to seven different polling units in Ugbelie ward 06 in Ideato South LGA of Imo state when they were abducted.

INEC spokesperson, Chinenye Chijioke-Osuji, said the rescue took place after a distress call and information about the incident was made to the operatives who immediately swung into action.

She added that even though they were rescued, all the election materials which include BVAS and sensitive materials were not recovered.