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Fintiri mourns as three die in convoy crash

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State on Thursday mourned the death of three persons killed in a crash involving a Toyota Hilux Van conveying some vigilantes who were part of his campaign entourage to the Gella Mubi South area of the state.

Fintiri, while speaking to his supporters in Gella, Mubi South, said he was grief-stricken and called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party at the occasion to observe a minute silence for the deceased persons.

“The party is mourning today the death of three persons who were part of the entourage and lost their lives in a car crash,” Fintiri said.

The PUNCH had reported that the crash occurred around Fadamareke, in the Hong Local Government Area, 80 kilometers away from Mubi Town.

Among the dead were the leader of the vigilantes, Bako Kaura; the son of the head of Fintiri/Farauta vigilance group, Adamu Kaura; and another occupant of the vehicle.

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A resident, who spoke to our reporter, said the spot where the accident occurred was notorious for road crashes.

He disclosed that residents helped to retrieve three lifeless bodies incthe van moments before Fintiri’s convoy arrived at the scene.

Only last week, the governor narrowly escaped death when a truck, which lost control, almost rammed into his motorcade.

Two policemen, who sustained serious injuries from the crash, were rushed to the state specialist hospital for treatment.

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