Nigeria: Three Zamfara APC chairmen die in Makkah- Madina highway auto crash
London, August 31, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Three Nigerian pilgrims have been killed in an auto crash along Makka- Madina highway in Saudi Arabia Friday morning.
The three pilgrims from Zamfara State died about 120 kilometers on their way from Makkah to Madina, according to the NAHCON head of medical team, Dr Ibrahim Kana.
Dr Kana said based on the names in the medical data of the commission, the deceased pilgrims are: “Shinkafi Mudi Mallamawa, male, born 10/02/1952, Passport number: A09413309; Abdullahi Jafaru Gidan Sambo, male, date of birth 03/07/1956, Passport number: A09413813; and Abdullahi Shugaba, male, date of birth 22/05/1963, Passport number: A50080535.”
The NAHCON medical chief said a team from the National Medical Team was dispatched to the scene of the accident “the three bodies were moved to King Fahd Hospital, Madina while the remaining survivors are in a hospital near the scene, I.e 120km from Madina.”
The acting chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in Zamfara state Abdulrazak Kaura who is also in Saudi Arabia said the three pilgrims confirmed dead are chairmen of local council chapters of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), in Zamfara state.
He said Jafarau Gidan Sambo is the APC chairman of Kaura Namoda Local Government, Mudi Mallamawa of Shinkafi Local Government; and Abdullahi Shugaba Ruwan Dorowa of Maru Local Government Area.
Those who survived the accident, according to him, include Nasiru Anka of Anka Local Government, Tafa Nasarawa Bukkuyum of Bukkuyum Iocal Government, and Garba Ziti of Gummi Local Government.