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Bauchi-based Cameroonian pastor, wife killed in auto crash

A Bauchi-based Cameroonian pastor, Kenneth Azifo, his wife Sandra, and their colleague, Badamasi, all lost their lives in an accident along Darazo-Kari Road.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday when the victims were travelling to Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of the state for an official assignment .

According to PUNCH, a source  said that the deceased pastor was from Cameroon while his wife hailed from Idoma, Benue State.

She said, “I have known the couple for a long time. We used to attend the same church before they later left. I haven’t seen them for a long time until yesterday (Friday) a few hours before their unfortunate death.

“I saw them at the Central Market and I even hugged his wife tightly. We greeted and chatted for a short while and they told me that they were going to Azare for promo activation for their company.

“They went on Thursday and came back that same day. They were going back on Friday to continue with the promo activation when the accident occurred.

It was about four hours after I saw them on Friday that a colleague called to tell me that they died.”

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the crash said the crash occurred about 2.30pm on Friday along Darazo-Kari Road, adding that it was caused by wrongful overtaking.

He said, “The driver overtook a vehicle. After he went returned to his lane, he lost control, veered off the road and crashed. The victims were conveyed to General hospital Darazo for medical attention. The sum of N21,000 was recovered from the scene of the crash.”

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