Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammadu, and other two persons have died as a result of a ghastly road accident involving the convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State.
It was learnt that the incident took place in the wee hours of Tuesday while the governor was heading to Maiduguri.
Zulum was returning from Mafa local government area (LGA) where he went for the membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) when the accident occurred.
Sources said, “the Governor and his entourage on Tuesday went to his hometown, Mafa Local Government Area to participate in the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) Registration and Revalidation Exercise, unfortunately, while on their way back after the exercise, one of the vehicles in the convoy, conveying the Mai Kanuribe of Lagos had a road mishap and crashed along Mafa- Maiduguri road.
“Two occupants including Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammadu died at the spot while the driver who sustained serious injuries later died some few hours after.”
Though a police source, who confirmed the incident, said a traditional ruler was one of the deceased.
According to the police, the vehicle conveying the Mai-Kanuribe, a district head of Borno in Lagos, somersaulted after a tyre deflated, leading to his death and one other passenger.
Two injured victims were rushed to the hospital while corpses of the two deceased persons have been taken to Maiduguri.
According to one of the family, Source said “Innaillahi, Death of Mai Mustapha Muhammed, the Mai Kanuribe of Lagos State in a ghastly motor accident along Mafa Road, Borno State. Burial at 2.30 pm today (Tuesday) at his residence in Bulumkuttu ward of Maiduguri”.
This incident comes four months after Zulum’s convoy was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents twice in one week.