Seven people have died in a motor accident along the Kano-Zaria road while returning from the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate’s campaign rally in Kano on Wednesday, January 4, 2022.
According to witnesses, the accident occurred around 6 pm when their Golf car collided with an oil tanker. Ten people were said to be aboard when the accident occurred.
The people involved in the accident were said to be from Kwanar Dangora town in Kiru LGA.
Speaking on the incident, a resident of the town, Tukur Lawan, said five people died on the spot while two others were declared dead at the Murtala Muhammed 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 listed the deceased to include Bala Kariya, Barau Kariya, Hamza Huntu, Danladi Gidan Algaita, Musbahu Gidan Diraman, Yakubu Gidan Diraman and Lawan Gidan Diraman.
Another resident, Mahmud Abubakar Kiru, 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.
However, when contacted, the spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Abdullahi A. Labaran, said they had yet to receive information about the accident.