A pregnant woman in Zamfara state, Shamsiya Ibrahim, collapsed and died while waiting for the state’s announcement on Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.
The Nigerian Tribune reported that a late-pregnant woman was seen queuing to vote at its polling unit 001 at the leprosy hospital in the state town of Tsafe on Saturday.
Eyewitness Adamu Yusuf told reporters that when a pregnant woman fell.
She was rushed to a leprosy clinic where she was confirmed dead.
“When she came to the polling unit, she started vomiting and was taken to a nearby clinic (Assibitin kutare).”
According to him, voters waiting to hear the election results were shocked when they heard the news that the fallen pregnant woman had died.
The late Shamsia was said to have traveled from her matrimonial home, Kotorkoshi town in Bungudu Local Government Area, on the day of the election to Tsafe town where she registered her permanent voter card, a distance of 40-45 kilometers to vote.
Confirming her death on Sunday, Aisha Muhammad, a close relative to the deceased pregnant woman, lamented that Shamsiyya was dead.
“Yes, it is true that Shamsiya has died, we missed him, let me tell you, Shamsiya was not feeling well two days before the election, and he insisted on going to vote for his choice.”