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Yobe deputy gov involved in accident, escapes unhurt

LESS than 24 hours after Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi died in an auto crash along Abuja-Kaduna Road, Deputy Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, was, yesterday, involved in an accident at Dakatsalle town in Bebeji Local Government area of Kano State.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Kano, that the incident occurred at about 1:00p.m. when a vehicle on high speed hit his official car.

According to the witness, who preferred anonymity, Aliyu’s convoy had made a brief stopover at the town during which the incident happened.

He said the driver of the private vehicle was trying to avoid a mad man who was loitering on the road.

“It was in the process of avoiding the lunatic that the driver of the vehicle lost control and hit the official car of the deputy governor.”

Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Aminu Umar, confirmed the incident.

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