Governor Aminu Masari’s Special Assistant on Religious Affairs, Abdullahi Darma, accidentally crushed his daughter, Aisha, with his car in Katsina on Friday.
Punch sources disclosed that the incident occurred at Darma’s Katsina house when he was reversing the vehicle.
Sources reveal that the governor’s aide was unaware that his daughter was behind the car.
“The car ran over the girl and she died on the spot.” a member of the family source stated.
Darma posted the news of the disheartening occurrence on Facebook and was flooded with a barrage of condolences from sympathisers and associates, many of who also visited 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 an interview on Sunday when our correspondent sought to know how the accident occurred.
He described it as “an act of God.”
It is unsure whether the incident has reached police, as the state police spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, could not be reached for comment.