Tears, mourning as 3 APC members die on their way to convention in Abuja

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Some members of the All progressives Congress (APC) have died in an auto crash in Zaria. The members – three of them – were said to have died in Zaria on their way to Abuja for the APC convention on Saturday, June 23.

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Premium Times reports that the victims of the crash includes a councilor representing Diso ward in Gwale local government area of Kano state, Abdulwahab Inuwa, and two of his friends, Abdullahi Idris and Abubakar Diso. The trio were said to have left Kano early on Saturday to join other delegates at the convention in Abuja. Murtala Lawan, an eye witness said that the Honda CRV conveying the deceased somersaulted at Amaryawa village, few kilometres from Zaria. According to Lawan, bystanders were trying to rescue the deceased when the car burst into flames burning the victims who could not be pulled out of the fire.

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Confirming the incident, a brother to Abdulwahab said the family received the sad news from a good Samaritan. He also said his brother just came back from Islamic Umrah in Saudi Arabia six days ago before meeting his untimely death. However, the Chief Imam of Kano, Sani Zaharaddeen, conducted the funeral prayer for the deceased at Kano Central Mosque around 4:30 pm on Saturday.