The Borno State Government says the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum was not involved in any accident.
His spokesman, Isa Gusau, gave the clarification in a statement in reaction to a fatal auto crash on Tuesday.
Gusau confirmed the death of Mai Kanuribe (King of Kanuri) of Lagos, Mustapha Muhammad, and two others who died along Maiduguri-Mafa road.
He said the Mai had traveled to Mafa in solidarity with the Zulum administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“However, the Mai left Mafa on his way back to Maiduguri, while the governor was still in Mafa. The governor, Senator Kashim Shettima and some leaders came across the accident on way back from Mafa.
“As expected, the governor and those accompanying him, followed bodies of the Mai, and others, to their families in Maiduguri, empathized with the bereaved families and took part in funerals.”
Gusau said Zulum recognizes the fact that the late Mai, whom he described as a leader with open passion for the progress of Borno and its people, undertook his last journey to Mafa, in his honour and that of the party.
“The Governor very deeply shares the grief of the Mai’s bereaved family, and families of those who died with him. Zulum mourns with them”, the statement added.
Zulum prayed that Allah forgives the shortcomings of the Mai, other victims and admit them into Aljanna Firdaus.