A convoy carrying Borno state governor Kashim Shettima was involved in a fatal accident on Friday, with a life lost in the incident.

Shettima’s Special Assistant on Protocol, Mr. Farouk Farouk, was identified as the fatality of the accident.

The accident occurred along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway, and a driver was also taken to the hospital for injuries.

The accident occurred when a car from the opposite lane swerved onto their lane, per NAIJ.com.

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“The Prado was said to be coming from the opposite lane (from Abuja) and decided to make a fast U-turn onto the road leading to Abuja from Kaduna.

“The pilot leading the governor’s convoy was said to have avoided the Prado while the ill-fated vehicle next to him tried dodging towards the right, but the vehicle skidded off the road and the driver lost control resulting in the Hilux turning upside down as a result of which occupants sustained various degrees of injuries.

“The deceased, aged 45 years, was said to have been thrown out the vehicle following which he sustained internal injuries.

“Governor Shettima led the convoy back to Kaduna and the victims were first taken to St Gerald hospital where the governor’s aide was pronounced dead on arrival in the presence of Mr. Shettima,” he added