Photographer and police escort die in Sokoto deputy governor’s convoy accident

A photographer and a police escort died in a road accident involving the convoy of Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Engineer Idris  Muhammad Gobir. 

The accident occurred around 10:30am on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, while the Deputy Governor was going to his hometown, Sabon Birni to host Governor Ahmed Aliyu, who paid a condolence visit to the area.

The photographer identified as Buhari Tanko Usman (pictured) was inside the vehicle conveying security personnel attached to the Deputy Governor.

The vehicle was said to have skidded off the road and somersaulted at Yanrimawa area along Goronyo-Sabon Birni Road. 

The Director of press to the Deputy Governor, who confirmed the incident said the driver of the vehicle who was a policeman also died in the road crash.

He said the remains of the deceased were deposited in the mortuary. 

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ahmed Rufa’i, said the incident involved a pilot vehicle on the deputy governor’s convoy.

“The incident involved a pilot vehicle on the convoy of the deputy governor and the driver of the vehicle who is a police officer was confirmed dead together with one person, a photographer in the convoy,” he stated.

“The injured persons are receiving treatment at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital here in Sokoto. The incident happened on their way back from Sabon Birni Local Government back to Sokoto.” 

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