How Shettima’s aide was killed, 3 others injured in accident involving governor’s convoy in Kaduna
A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Shettima of Borno, one Farouk Musa has lost his life to the fatal accident, an official of the government has confirmed
This was as a result of an accident on Friday, along Kaduna, Abuja expressway involving the convoy of Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.
The accident occurred after a car intercepted a Hilux in which he was driving in the convoy of Governor Kashim 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 of 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 Mr. Shettima,” he added
The governor was said to have aborted his trip and requested the transfer of the ill-fated vehicle driver, Mr. Modu, who was moved to Barau Dikko Hospital, also in Kaduna.
Sources said the late Musa was very close to Governor Shettima. The deceased was a federal civil servant before his appointment by Mr. Shettima during his first term.
He is survived by a wife and three children.