7 die in auto-crash on way back from Tinubu rally in Kano
Seven people from Kwanar Dangora town in Kiru LGA of Kano State have died in a motor accident along Kano-Zaria Road, while returning from the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate’s campaign rally in Kano on Wednesday.
APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu held his rally in Kano on Wednesday.
Witnesses said the accident occurred around 6pm when their vehicle collided with an oil tanker. Ten people were said to be aboard when the accident occurred.
Daily Trust quoted a resident of the town, Tukur Lawan, to have said five people died on the spot while two others were declared dead at the Murtala Muhammed Specialists Hospital.
“We all attended the rally, and on our way back, the tragic incident occurred. We woke up today full of sorrow.
“After they collided, the tanker detached from the vehicle and crushed the Golf car against the barricade on the road,” he said.
He said the deceased include Bala Kariya, Barau Kariya, Hamza Huntu, Danladi Gidan Algaita, Musbahu Gidan Diraman, Yakubu Gidan Diraman and Lawan Gidan Dirama.
Another resident, Mahmud Abubakar Kiru, was quoted to have said the whole town was shocked, including the political leaders who attended the funeral prayers held at different villages.
He said members of the national and state assemblies, among them, the senator representing Kano South, Kabiru Gaya, attended the funeral prayers, as well as other political office holders.