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Zamfara Governor Declares Three-Day Mourning For 19 Killed In Road Accident



Zainab Sanni

Governor Bellow Matawalle of Zamfara State has declared a three-day mourning in honour of the 19 people believed to be supporters of the Zamfara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who were reportedly killed in a fatal road accident on the outskirts of Tsafe Town along the Funtua-Gusau road.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Publicity and Public Enlightenment, Zailani Bappa, a truck lost control and crashed into four oncoming vehicles, killing 14 people.

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It was gathered that they were party supporters, who went to welcome Governor Matawalle on his return from an official visit to Abuja.

Zailani said the governor, who had sent a condolence massage to the bereaved families, further explained that he also directed all his aides to convene at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital today in preparation of the victims’ burial.

The statement also noted that Governor Matawalle had declared a three-day mourning for the deceased and ordered that the national flag should fly at half-mast.

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