Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Polls Celebration Gone Wrong: Lamido’s Aide Kills One, Injures 4 with Car

Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Alhaji Isah Ahmed Duniya Bahutu, Monday, knocked down and killed an ex-soldier (names withheld) and injured four others in Birnin-Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
The accident occurred when the special adviser was returning from Kiyako, his village, a few kilometres away from the headquarters of Birnin-Kudu Local Government.

Vanguard gathered that the governor’s aide ran over a group of youths, who were celebrating All Progressives Congress, APC’s senatorial victory, having barricaded the main road. Bahutu, a former state chairman of Jigawa PDP, ran into the gathering, lost control and hit the
deceased, who died instantly. Four of the youth, who sustained injuries, were rushed to the hospital.
It was gathered that immediately the special adviser noticed what had happened, he took to his heels to avoid being lynched by irate mob that had gathered.

An eyewitness told Vanguard that the special adviser did not deliberately hit the youths, saying he did all he could to dodge the crowd but to no avail.

At the time of filing in this report, the special adviser was nowhere to be found, but the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abdul Jinjiri, said they did not receive any information concerning the issue.
He promised to get back to this reporter, which he had not done at press time.

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