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3 Gov’s Aides Confirmed Dead In Convoy Accident On Way To Election



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•140 armed political thugs arrested in Enugu, as hoodlums smash voting materials in Bayelsa

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 accident along Jikamshi bridge located in Musawa Local Government Area of the State where two police officers attached to the convoy identified as Kabir Adamu and Nura Sufiyanu lost their lives.

The Police Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, also confirmed the incident to Channels Television in a telephone call on Saturday but did not disclosed 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.


Isah further revealed that two of the deceased were policemen and the other one is a civilian and 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, according to Channel Tv report.

Meanwhile, the on-going Governorship and State Assembly elections have witnessed the arrest of over hundred armed political thugs in Enugu State even as hoodlums successfully disrupted the election in parts of Bayelsa State this Saturday morning, March 18, 2023.

According to News Express, reports from Enugu said that some 140 political thugs were arrested by soldiers in the university town of Nsukka.

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Government has confirmed that “Voting materials for Ogbia wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 under Constituency 2 in Ogbia Local Govt Area” of the state were in the early hours of this morning “carted away and destroyed” by hoodlums.


“Gov Douye Diri strongly condemns the act and urges the IGP and Bayelsa CP to restore peace in the area,” the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Dan Alabrah, said in a terse statement.

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