Yobe deputy gov loses daughter, son to auto crash

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The Deputy Governor of Yobe State, Idi Barde Gubana, has lost his daughter, Khadija, as well as his seven-year-old son, Mai Mala Bunk Jnr in an auto crash.
The accident was said to have occurred along the Maiduguri-Kano highway on las Saturday.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Hussaini Mai Suleh, confirmed that Khadija was buried on Thursday at the Damagum cemetery in Damagum town, in the Fune Local Government Area.
The statement reads in part, “The funeral prayer for the late Khadija (Siyama) the daughter of the state Deputy Governor, His Excellency Idi Barde Gubana, was held today at the Palace of Mai Fune in Damagum, led by the Chief Iman Yobe mosque and Islamic Center Damaturu, Ustas Hudu Yusuf, after which the body was laid to rest at Damagum cemetery.
“Late Siyama and other members of her family were involved in a motor accident on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in which her seven-year-old younger brother, Mai Mala Buni Junior, died on the spot, while she was rushed to Dala Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano for treatment on the injuries she sustained during the accident. As fate would have it she died today, Thursday, and has been buried according to Islamic injunctions.
“Aged 16, late Siyama Idi Barde is survived by her parents, brothers and sisters.”

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