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