MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – The Borno State Government has debunked story making the rounds that the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum was involved in accident on Tuesday, February 2021.
In a statement, Spokesman to the governor, Malam Isa Gusau, said the story was “a completely inaccurate news flash published online by an international broadcast news media, which erroneously reported that Zulum’s convoy was today, involved in accident.”
The statement stated that Mai Kanuribe had no doubt traveled to Mafa and the trip was in solidarity with Governor Zulum’s administration and the APC.
“While acknowledging with so much grief, empathy for the bereaved families, honour and the highest respect for the memory of the Mai Kanuribe of Lagos, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad, who alongside two others, died in a car accident along Maiduguri-Mafa road on Tuesday in Borno State, we hereby clarify that the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum was not in any way involved in the accident referred to. The news report was completely inaccurate.
“However, the Mai Kanuribe left Mafa on his way back to Maiduguri, while the Governor was still there.
“This clarification does not in anyway aim to disown the late Mai Kanuribr, but to put the record as it is.
“The Governor alongside Senator Kashim Shettima and some leaders, came across the accident on their way back from Mafa and as expected, the governor and those with him accompanied the bodies of Mai Kanuribe, and others, to their families in Maiduguri to empathized with the bereaved and took part in the funerals.
“Governor Zulum deeply recognizes the fact that the late Mai Kanuribe, a leader with open passion for the progress of Borno and its people, undertook his last journey to Mafa, in honour of the Zulum administration and the APC.
“The Governor very deeply shares the grieves of the late Mai Kanuribe’s bereaved family, and families of those who died along with him.
“The Governor prays that Allah forgives the shortcomings of the Mai, and those who died with him, and admits all of them into Aljanna Firdaus,” the statement reads.