A 19-year-old student of Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, Hussaina Baffa Bello; and a toddler have been killed in an accident involving a Military truck and a tricycle in Damaturu, Yobe State.
The accident, which also left three other persons seriously injured, was said to have occurred on Sunday.
The accident and the deaths were confirmed by the State Government in a statement.
The State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, in the statement, called for full-scale investigation.
The statement said: “His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni has been briefed about an incident in Damaturu yesterday in which a KEKE NAPEP rider with passengers was crushed by a military vehicle in an accident which claimed the lives of two persons.
“His Excellency has learned 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.
“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 statement said the Brigade Commander, 27 Task Force Brigade; the Commanding Officer, 233 Tank Battalion; and officials of the State Government are aware also and have visited and commiserated with the families of the victims.
Buni 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.