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Borno Governor’s Aide Dies in Fatal Accident


Following an accident on Friday, along Kaduna, Abuja Expressway, involving the convoy of Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, one Farouk Musa lost his life.
The accident said to be fatal was confirmed by an official of the state government.
The accident occurred after a car intercepted a Hilux in which he was driving in the convoy of Governor Shettima, leading to a coalition.
Musa was until his death, Senior Special Assistant on Intergovernmental Affairs, and resident in Abuja and interfacing between the Borno State Government and ministries, agencies and departments of the federal government as well as foreign agencies and embassies.
“Only the Hilux carrying the deceased was involved in the accident. Three persons survived the accident,” the Governor’s aide said.
He said two were to be discharged Friday night while one was placed on admission.
“The Governor arrived Kaduna from Maiduguri on board a Medview airline flight at about 4 pm, but his convoy came from Abuja with the deceased aide for the purpose of driving to Abuja,” the official said.
According to him, the accident was caused by a Prado 4-wheel drive which tried to make a U-turn on the highway.
”The Prado was said to be coming from the opposite lane (from Abuja) and decided to make a fast U-turn onto the road leading to Abuja from Kaduna.
“The pilot leading the Governor’s convoy was said to have avoided the Prado while the ill-fated vehicle next to him tried dodging towards the right, but the vehicle skidded off the road and the driver lost control resulting in the Hilux turning upside down as a result of which occupants sustained various degrees of injuries.
“The deceased, aged 45 years, was said to have been thrown out the vehicle following which he sustained internal injuries.
“Governor Shettima led the convoy back to Kaduna and the victims were first taken to St Gerald hospital where the Governor’s aide was pronounced dead on arrival in the presence of Shettima,” he added.
The Governor was said to have aborted his trip and requested the transfer of the ill-fated vehicle driver, Modu, who was moved to Barau Dikko Hospital, also in Kaduna.
Sources said the late Musa was very close to Governor Shettima.

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