3 APC LG chairmen die in car crash during Hajj trip
They were killed in an auto crash that happened in the early hours of Friday.
According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the auto crash happened around 3 am on Friday while the government officials were travelling with three other APC local government chairmen, all from Zamfara State.
The Public Relations Officer of the Hajj Commission in Zamfara, Yakub-Yahaya Talata-Mafara, disclosed that the accident happened while the victims were travelling from Makkah to Madina on their Hajj trip to Saudi Arabia.
"Three of them died, while three others are receiving treatment at Saudi Arabia Hospital. Hajj officials of the Zamfara contingents are making the necessary documentation to join the Saudi Arabian authorities in order to give the deceased befitting burial," Talata-Mafara told NAN.
The head of Nigeria's medical team, Ibrahim Kana, disclosed to Premium Times that the deceased victims have been identified as Shinkafi Mudi Mallamawa, Abdullahi Jafaru Gidan Sambo, and Abdullahi Shugaba.
Mudi Mallamawa was the APC chairman of Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara, while Gidan Sambo was the APC chairman of Kaura Namoda LGA while Shugaba was the APC chairman of Maru.
The three survivors of the accident are Nasiru Anka of Anka LGA, Tafa Nasarawa Bukkuyum of Bukkuyum LGA and Garba Ziti of Gummi LGA.
The Zamfara State APC chairman, Lawal M-Liman, described the deceased officials as loyal party members whose contributions to the party and the country will be sorely missed.
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