Three members of Kwankwasiyya movement have died, while two others sustained severe injuries in an auto crash along Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The incident occurred on Monday while the victims were heading to Abuja to witness the Supreme Court judgement in Abba’s appeal against governor Ganduje over the 2019 gubernatorial election in Kano.
The statement issued late on Monday by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the 2019 PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano, Abba Kabir Yusuf identified the deceased victims as Faisal Dabo, Abba Farouk Shehe and Hassan Sauna, while those with injuries were Yahaya Muhammad and Imam.
He said the injured are currently responding to treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
The statement reads in part:
“We received the sad news of passing away of three of our members who were on their way to Abuja when their car crashed in Kaduna.
“Two others sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving medical attention.
“We pray for the quick recovery of the injured victims and for the deceased may Jannatul firdaus be their final abode. We also pray to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala to give their families and all of us the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the statement added.
A statement issued by the families of one of the deceased, Abba Sheshe, said the funeral prayer would be conducted at the Sheikh Zarban Jum’at mosque, Tanko Yakasai street, Yankaba, Kano.