From: Uche Uche, Damaturu
Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni had condoled and commiserated with victims of an accident in Damaturu the state capital which claimed the lives of two persons.
According to a press statement from the office of the governor’s director for press affairs, Abdullahi Bego, and made available to Proples Daily in Damaturu, the governor, after being briefed about the accident in which a KEKE NAPEP rider with passengers was crushed by a military vehicle in Gwange ward in the state capital.
The governor learnt that one of the victims, Hussaina Baffa Bello was a pre-ND student of the Federal polytechnic Damaturu while the other fatality was a toddler and sympathies and prays for the families of those who lost their lives and the victims who sustained injuries.
The governor prays for God to grant repose to the souls of those who died, fast recovery to those who sustained injuries and fortitude to bear the loss for families of the victims and has directed the office of the acting secretary to the state government to liaise with the military in order to have a full investigation and ascertain how the accident happened and how such could be avoided in the future.
He has also directed the state ministry of health and the hospitals management board to ensure that those who sustained injuries are given access to free medical care.
The statement revealed that already, the Brigade Commander 27 Task Force Brigade, the Commanding Officer 233 Tank Battalion and officials of the state government have visited and commiserated with the families of the victims.