Two persons, a police man and a photographer in the convoy of Sokoto state deputy governor, Muhammad Idris Gobir, died in an accident on Wednesday evening while returning to the state capital after an official trip to Sabon Birni.
It was learnt that the state governor, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto and his deputy, Muhammad Idris Gobir were at Sabon Birni with other top party officials for a function.
The deceased policeman and photographer, one Buhari Tanko according to reports, were on the entourage of the deputy governor.
Confirming the incident, spokesman of the Sokoto State police command, ASP Ahmed Rufa’i, said the accident involved the deputy governor’s convoy pilot vehicle driven by a police officer and one person , a photographer who both died on the spot.
“Others who sustained injuries are already receiving treatment at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital here in Sokoto.