Tragedy struck at one of the polling units in the Tsafe area of Zamfara state on Saturday, February 25, when a pregnant woman, identified as Shamsiya Ibrahim, slumped and died while waiting in the queue to cast her vote.
Late Shamsiya traveled from Kotorkoshi area of Bungudu Local Government to Tsafe town, a distance of about 50 kilometers to cast her vote. Sadly, she slumped while waiting to cast her vote. She was rushed to Tsafe General Hospital where she was confirmed dead upon arrival.
The authorities are yet to make a formal statement regarding the tragic development.