Twelve supporters of the Zamfara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday lost their lives in an accident involving four vehicles.
Information gathered revealed that the accident occured around 06 pm along Tsafe-Gusau road in the state.
The incident was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the party in the state, Alhaji Faruku Shattima.
He said the victims were “part of our members who went to welcome Governor Bello Matawalle who was returning to the state from Abuja after some days of official engagement”.
Rijiya said the victims were trying to catch the governor’s convoy when their vehicle collided with a Dangote trailer and “they died instantly”.
“They were trying to meet the governor’s convoy and in a bid to do that, they had a head-on collision with Dangote trailer coming from the opposite direction,” Rijiya added.
Rijiya further stated that their funeral prayers were conducted at 10 am on Thursday.
He said the victims have been burried according to Islamic rites.