Pastor Kenneth Azifo, his wife Sandra, and their colleague, Badamasi, have died in an accident. The victims were reportedly traveling to Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of the state for an official assignment when the incident happened.
A source confirmed the incident to THE PUNCH, saying that the deceased pastor was from Cameroon while his wife hailed 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, 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.
It was about four hours after I saw them that a colleague called to tell me that they died.”
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed the crash to PUNCH’s correspondent.
He said the crash occurred about 2.30pm 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.”