Stampede: Tambuwal’s aide confirmed dead

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The special adviser to Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on female Education, Hajiya Aishat Maina, has passed on.

Maina died in a stampede that occurred at the exit gate of Giginya Stadium, the venue of the Presidential rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday.

Confirming the report, the chairman of the forum of special advisers, Ibrahim Magaji Gusau, said the deceased was rescued and rushed to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto for treatment.

He said, “But unfortunately she died few minutes after her admission.

“Even during the rally, we were together, not knowing that would be our last meeting.

“We prayed to Allah to forgive her shortcomings and grant her jannatul firdaus.”

The deceased was the former chairperson of the National Association of Women Nigeria (NAWOJ), Sokoto State chapter.

She was also the former Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal on New Media before being moved to Female Education Board.

She is survived by three children and aged parents.

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