Emerging reports suggests that the deputy governor of Yobe state, Abubakar Ali, has been involved in a motor accident along the Kaduna- Kano expressway. According to Premium Times, the incident occurred in Daka-Tsalle town, along the expressway.
Crowd gathered at the scene of the crash A witness, Sunusi Abdul, said: “The SUV he was travelling in had a head-on collision with a Toyota Avensis vehicle,” Mr. Abdul said. Fortunately, the deputy governor’s vehicle did not somersault, but the Toyota car was badly damaged and some of its occupants injured.”
Mr Abdul, who said the accident occurred around 9:30am, added that he also narrowly missed hitting Mr Ali’s car. He said the deputy governor’s convoy later continued its trip to Kano.
Efforts to speak with the Yobe deputy governor was unsuccessful. He did not answer or return calls.
The Yobe deputy governors car A source at the Government House in Damaturu however told newsmen that the accident occurred as Mr Ali travelled to Kano for a condolence visit to Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano state governor.
Ganduje lost his mother on Friday, March 4. As of the time of filing this report, there was no report as to any casualties recorded.
The accident comes barely a day after the minister of state for Labour, James Ocholi, his wife and son died in a crash along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.