The Sultanate Council in Sokoto on Monday said the Sultan’s son and two other relatives who were involved in an auto crash are recovering.
It was widely reported that the eldest son of Usman Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, popularly called Amir, was involved in an accident on Sunday.
Reacting to this report, a statement from the Council on Monday evening noted reads, “The Sultanate Council is pleased to announce that Amir Sa’ad Abubakar, who is hospitalised on account of injuries he sustained along with his two cousins, Khalifa Muhammad Maacio and Zainab Bara’u Isah, in an automobile accident in Sokoto on Sunday September 9th 2018 is rapidly responding to treatment.”
The statement which was signed by Secretary, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, added: “Since the unfortunate accident Sunday afternoon, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR,mni, his family ,and office have been inundated with calls and visits by anxious family members, friends and well-wishers, who have been unsettled since the news of the accident was sensationally broken by a section of the social media.
“We wish to reassure that all those involved in the crash are in good hands in the hospital and are responding positively to treatment.”