PHOTO: FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND PDP PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT, ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR WAVES TO SUPPORTERS AT THE YOLA AIRPORT ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010 JUST BEFORE THE ACCIDENT THAT KILLED TWO PERSONS.
Nov 27, (THEWILL) – The motorcade of former Vice President and consensus Presidential candidate of the Northern Political Leaders Forum (NPLF), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Friday evening in Yola, Adamawa State, rammed into a crowd of supporters killing two persons and causing severe injuries to more than 15 others.
We gathered that three victims are currently hospitalized at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Federal Medical Centre in the city while others are at the Yola Specialist Hospital.
Atiku Abubakar was in Yola to attend the traditional marriage ceremony of one of his daughters who wedded a governorship aspirant in the state, Adamu Muazu Modibbo when a Toyota Prado SUV in his 16-campaign vehicle convoy swerved off the road along Galadima Aminu Way where supporters had packed to salute the politician..
One of those killed identified as Muji Mohammed was on a motorcycle chanting ‘Sai Turaki, Sai Turaki' when the driver of the SUV lost control and rammed into motorbike and thereafter triggered a multiple car crash that saw all the SUV’s smashing into each other, an eyewitness said.
Attempts to reach Atiku's Campaign Organisation for comments on the fatal incident were unsuccessful
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