3 APC chairmen die in Saudi Arabia road accident

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The Hajj Commission in Zamfara State on Friday confirmed the death of three local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in an auto crash in Saudi Arabia.

Public relations officer of the commission, Yakub Talata-Mafara, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview.

Talata-Mafara said the accident occurred around 3.00a.m on Friday, while the men were travelling from Makkah to Medina, Saudi Arabia.

According to him, six APC local government chairmen from the state were involved in the accident.

“Three of them died, while three others are receiving treatment at Saudi Arabia Hospital,” Talata-Mafara said.

He added that the remains of the deceased were under the custody of the Saudi Arabian authorities where they would be processed for burial.

“Hajj officials of the Zamfara contingents are making the necessary documentation to join the Saudi Arabian authorities in order to give the deceased befitting burial,” he said.

Reacting, Zamfara APC Chairman, Lawal M-Liman, described the death as a great loss to the state and Nigeria as a whole.

M-Liman described the deceased as loyal members of the party who had been in good relationship with their communities.