No fewer than 10 supporters in the entourage of a newly sworn in Chairman, Caretaker Transition Committee of Batsari Local Government Area, Alhaji Mannir Ruma, are feared dead in a motor accident along Batsari-Katsina Road.
The well wishers were said to be jubilating on their way to escort the newly-appointed chairman back to his office in Batsari and after the swearing in ceremony at the Government House, when the incident happened.
The Information Officer of Batsari council, Isah Rimi, who confirmed the development to Vanguard yesterday, said the vehicle conveying the persons collided with another vehicle conveying women to a naming ceremony in Kano State.
Rimi said the incident, which claimed the 10 lives also left about 20 other persons hospitalised.
According to him, “the Caretaker Transition Committee Chairman, Alhaji Mannir Ruma’s entourage got involved in a fatal accident, where 10 people lost their lives, while 20 were hospitalised in Batsari General Hospital, Federal Medical Centre and Orthopedic Hospital, Batagarawa.
“Others were referred to Kano for quick treatment.
“The caretaker transition committee chairman of Batsari local government area, Alhaji Mannir Ruma, prayed for the deceased and assured of government support to assist those hospitalised for quick recovery.”