Salisu Ibrahim, a 75-year-old man, who died on Monday after he was knocked down on his motorcycle by the convoy of chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, in Katsina State, has been buried.
The victim, who was said to be sharing the invitation cards of his daughter’s wedding, billed to take place in few days’ time, was buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday.
It was reported that Buratai’s convoy did not stopped to check on the man, after knocking him down at Mani House junction, in Katsina, the state capital.
Army authorities later confirmed the incident, saying it was an accident and promised to be fully involved in Ibrahim’s burial.
“The convoy of the Commander, 17 Brigade NA, Katsina was involved in a road traffic accident today 29 June 2020 during which the death of a road user was recorded,” the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, said in a statement.
“The late motorcycle rider was a 75-year-old man named Alh 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.
“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.”
Buratai and his team are in Katsina, over the rising wave of banditry and killings in the state.