Matawalle suspends campaign in Zamfara

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Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zanfara state has suspended his campaign rallies in Bukkuyum Local Government Area to mourn the passing away of eight persons involved in ghastly accident along Gummi/Bukkuyum.

This was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint by the Governor’s media aide Zailani Bappa in Gusau Friday.

According to the statement, the accident occurred after Maghrib prayer when three cars were involved in a head-on collision, killing six people reportedly involving a newly married couple.

It said five of the corpses were given a befitting Islamic prayer for the dead after Jummaat prayer in Bukkuyum where the governor and his entourage were in attendance.

Blueprint reports that Governor Matawalle was earlier billed to flag off his campaign rallies in Bukkuyum after Friday prayers, but decided to suspend the rally in honour of the departed souls of the land.

Instead, he proceeded to visit the Emir Alhaji Mohammad Usman in his palace and prayed his condolence for the families and people of Bukkuyum in general.

Before he departed the palace, Governor Matawalle assigned the former deputy governor of the state, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala Liman, to deliver a special prayer for the deceased.

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