At least six supporters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, have been reported to have died in a car accident in Nasarawa.
The fatal accident occurred over the weekend in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, while Kwankwaso was in the state for a meeting with party stakeholders.
According to reports, the supporters of the ex-governor of Kano state were killed after their vehicle lost control and somersaulted multiple times.
The PUNCH reported that four accident victims died on the spot, while two others died in the hospital.
Several other vehicle occupants sustained various degrees of injury and are receiving medical attention in an undisclosed government hospital in the state.
However, before returning to his base, the Presidential candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, visited the families of the deceased and condoled with them over the unfortunate incident.
Meanwhile, the Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has lamented the sudden death of the NNPP supporters.
He condoled with the families and the party’s leadership over the unfortunate incident.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra, and made available to our correspondent in Lafia on Tuesday, Sule also urged more caution as the country inches towards another political campaign.
He prayed that God accepts the souls of those who lost their lives in the accident and wished those who sustained injuries quick recovery