The Nigerian Army has explained how a 75-year-old man was knocked down and killed by its convoy in Katsina State.
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Salisu Ibrahim was said to have been distributing wedding invitation cards for his daughter before he was knocked off his bicycle around Mani House Junction. He was said to have died on the spot.
The vehicles in a convoy were going to pick up W.B Idris, the army’s 17 brigade commander, in the state.
Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, on Monday, paid a visit to the state.
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In a statement on Tuesday, Sagir Musa, army spokesperson, said the army had sent a delegation to Ibrahim’s family.
“The convoy of the commander, 17 brigade NA, Katsina was involved in a road traffic accident on 29 June, 2020 during which the death to a road user was recorded,” he said.
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“The late motorcycle rider was a 75-year-old man named Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim of Filin Samji, Katsina. The incident occurred when the vehicles went to refuel and were expected to pick up the brigade commander later.
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“Already, a delegation of the Nigerian Army led by the Brigade commander has visited the family to commiserate with them and will be fully involved in the burial.”