Ex-Bauchi Health Commissioner Dies In Car Crash


Dr. Zuwaira Hassan, a former Commissioner for Health in Bauchi State, has died in a fatal car crash on Monday morning at Zaranda village, about 36 kilometers away from Bauchi metropolis.

Bibian Anekwe News reports that Hassan, 46, was until her death the Head of Department, Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital.

Details of the crash were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report but this online news platform gathered that funeral prayers will hold at 1.30 pm at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Central Mosque on Monday.

This will be followed by the burial at the Muslim burial ground along Gombe Road in accordance with Islamic rites.

Her death was confirmed by her younger brother, Garkwu Adamu, the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Bauchi State Command.

“Yes, it is true, she died this morning in an accident at Zaranda village on her way to Bauchi from Jos, Plateau State,” he told The Punch.

“They were three driving in the vehicle when the incident happened. It is a really sad and tragic incident that you will just wake up with someone and the next moment, that same person is gone, it is really sad.

“She was really hard working and dedicated to her work. We will really miss her a lot.”


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