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A convoy of the Nigerian Army has knocked down a motorcycle operator, resulting in the death of the 75-year-old in Katsina State.

The man identified as Salisu Ibrahim was said to be sharing wedding invitations on Monday evening before the incident occurred at Mani House junction in the state capital.

According to witnesses, the convoy did not stop to check on the victim after knocking him down.

The army authorities have confirmed the incident, saying it was an accident and promised to be fully involved in Ibrahim’s burial.

“The convoy of the Commander, 17 Brigade NA, Katsina was involved in a road traffic accident today 29 June 2020 during which the death of a road user was recorded,” the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, said in a statement.

He added, “The late motorcycle rider was a 75-year-old man named Alh Salisu Ibrahim of Filin Samji,  Katsina. The incident occurred when the vehicles went to refuel and were expected to pick up the Brigade commander later.

“Already, a delegation of the Nigerian Army led by the Brigade commander has visited the family to commiserate with them and will be fully involved in the burial.”

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