The death has occurred of a commissioner in the Zamfara State Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Hashimu-Shehu Gazura.
The late commissioner was also a former member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly who represented Gummi 2 Constituency.
Naija News gathered the former lawmaker and commissioner died in a car accident on Friday.
The accident occurred on Yawuri Road in Kebbi State.
Confirming his death, the Chairman, House of Assembly Service Commission, Alhaji Mansur Bungudu said Gazura will be buried on Saturday (today) according to Islamic rites.
“He died yesterday (Friday) as a result of a fatal motor accident on Yawuri Road in Kebbi State.
“The deceased funeral prayer is scheduled to hold at Gummi Emir’s Palace on Saturday,” Bungudu said in the statement.
In other news, the Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria in Edo State, Abdulhamid Baba-Saliu, has regained freedom after spending 13 days in kidnappers’ captivity.
Recall that on Monday, February 7, 2022, Baba-Saliu was kidnapped in front of the gate of his country home in Jattu community in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.
During the attack, two of his personal staff members were killed while three others were injured in the process.
Confirming Baba-Saliu’s release, a human rights lawyer, Abdul Mahmud, who is his brother-in-law, said the victim was released on Friday evening.
Mahmud said the victim was abandoned along a bush path in Iyamho community, Uzairue Clan, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.