A 46 year old woman, identified as Hajiya Belkisu Mahmoud on Monday, suddenly slumped and died in the office of the Niger state governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu.
The woman, a mother of three, according to sources, had waited several hours to see the governor but was initially denied access due to what the governor’s attributed to pilled up files due to the New Year break.
Tragedy however struck, when the woman slumped shortly after she was ushered into the governor’s office..
Source in the governor’s office who spoke in confidence said the woman who was suspected to be asthmatic was immediately rushed to the Minna General Hospital where Doctor confirmed her dead.
Our source said that the woman who was on a private visit was delayed in the waiting hall because her name was not on the approved protocol list of those to see the governor, but being a former staff officer (SO) in the Deputy Governor’s office.
There is no official statement from the government as at the time of filing this report but the governor was said to have hurriedly left office after the incident.
Doctors at the Minna General Hospital also refused to comment on the incident as they all kept sealed lips and avoided efforts to get them to comment.