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Katsina gov’s aide kills own daughter with car

Tragedy struck in Katsina on Friday when Governor Aminu Masari ’ s Special Assistant on Religious Affairs , Abdullahi Darma, accidentally crushed his daughter, Aisha, with his car.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident occurred at Darma’ s Katsina house while he was reversing the vehicle .

Sources said the governor’ s aide did not know that the toddler was behind the car.
“ The car ran over the girl and she died on the spot , ” a family source said.

Darma also posted news of the tragic incident on Facebook , which elicited an outpouring of condolences from sympathisers and associates, many of who also besieged his residence to commiserate with him.

“ A few minutes ago , I got tested by God. I was reversing my car when I crushed my daughter mistakenly and she died , ” he said in Hausa in the Facebook post .

Darma was brief in his response on Sunday when our correspondent sought to know how the accident occurred .

He described it as “ an act of God. ”
Our correspondent could not confirm whether the incident was reported to the police, as the state police spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, could not be reached for comment .

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