A 19 year old under graduate student of the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, has been crushed to death by a military truck in Damaturu, Yobe State. Also killed in the accident was a toddler, they were passengers in a KEKE NAPEP.
The accident is said to have happened when the military truck driver breached traffic laws and ran into the KEKE NAPEP .
The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, is said to have called for a full investigation into the accident.
“His Excellency Governor Buni 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 it could be avoided in the future.”
The Governor also directed that State Ministry of Health and the Hospital Management Board ensure that those who sustained injuries were given access to free medical care.
Meanwhile, concerned citizen took to Twitter to express their feeling about the incident.
According to Kagu Abubakar, the incident of army vehicles breaching traffic had become common place, thus resulting in a series of accidents.
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