'Die-hard' APC member electrocuted while hanging Buhari's poster in an electric pole in Jigawa


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Being a staunch member of political party in Nigeria demands more than just attending meetings. Although in a bad note, the All progressive congress has lost one of these class of members in the name of Jamilu Tukur.

While in a service to his APC president and Governor, he has been electrocuted in the process of hanging pictures of President Buhari and Governor Mohammad Badaru in an electric pole.

This event in Kudai community in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa state on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The Kudai community is known as one of the strongholds of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The Police authority in the states suspects no foul play by the person. Jigawa police spokesman, Audu Jingiri who confirmed the incident to Premium Times on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 said

“The victim was rushed to Rashid Shekoni Specialist Hospital Dutse but died immediately on arrival at the hospital. No foul play suspected, case under investigation.”

According to Premium Times, the Leader of a community-based organization in Dutse, Yusif Mohammad described the deceased (25 years) as a die-hard member of APC.

“He has contributed a lot towards the development of the party, he was not among the people that were selected to paste the banners, he suddenly appeared and agreed to climb and hoist the banner.”

The father of the deceased, Mr. Tukur said it as an act of God. He said

“No one can change what Almighty God has destined to happen, the late Jamilu is a good Samaritan loved by all.

“The number of people that registered their condolence in my house is a justification that my late son has a good rapport with people. My thanks goes specifically to Governor Mohammad Badaru for sending me N100.000 and Dutse council chairman for the gift of N15.000 and two bags of rice, one carton of Spaghetti, and a gallon of cooking oil.”

« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 09:02:17 PM by Everest »

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